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It’s time to make your move. Roll the dice, hit the dance floor, pens to paper just get started! Over at Dead Darlings we’ve been looking carefully at the things that move us. 


The wheels on the bus

Cara Wood shared the winning 1-page contest entry from Craft on Draft: Writing Fiction from Real Life selected by authors Dawn Tripp, Michelle Hoover and Emily Ross for its vivid details taken from the very real MBTA No. 1 bus.


The pace on a page

How to Write a Page-Turner: Pacing Essays & Novels is Lisa Birk’s tactical guide on how to craft pages that lead the reader to turn in time with your story. 


The music of memory

In Turning Music into Narrative, Marc Foster shares the impact recently deceased music legends have had on his life and on his writing.


Memento mori

Jerry Whelan takes a deep look at Jenny Erpenbeck’s novel The End of Days and its unblinking depiction of grief in Looking the Sphinx in the Eyes

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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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