News from Dead Darlings

Take a walk with us. Last month the Dead Darlings team wandered the earth, summoned divine spirits, unearthed some ghosts and muttered magical incantations – all in pursuit of better writing. Here are some tips on how to make your words go the distance – in this world and the next:


X Marks the Spot
Lisa Birk looks at the importance of setting in Without Geography You’re Nowhere.


Divine Intervention
Need some heavenly inspirations for your writing? Deborah Good shares a list of Patron Saints of Writers.


Through the Looking Glass
Fairy dust, frog’s breath, and dragon’s fire. Learn all about Making Magic from Carol Gray’s insightful fantasy tips.


Back from the Grave
Kim Libby shared the secret of her dead darlings graveyard in The Virtual Afterlife of Words.


We’re not always traveling to other worlds. Last week, we gathered with other Boston writers at Trident Booksellers for our biannual Craft on Draft event. Read about our guests Michelle Hoover, Emily Ross, and Dawn Tripp.

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Dead Darlings is devoted to celebrating the novel, from the process of creation through revision, promotion and publication. The authors, alumni from GrubStreet Boston’s Novel Incubator, have gathered to provide support for all novelists: aspiring, developing or successful. Writing is best when it has the support of a community, when novelists share their experiences.

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