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Welcome from the snow-slogged, weather-weary folks at Dead Darlings. We have so much snow that there really is nothing better to do than read a few good posts. Grab a cup of whatever it is you like to drink and take a look at our favorites from January.

A Personal Writing Retreat

Amber Elias in DIY Retreat: Rev Up Your New Writing Year gives us the perfect way to jumpstart our writing this new year – a one-day, do-it-yourself writing retreat.

 Learning from Short Stories

We are novel writers, but as Lisa Birk points out in Pow! Zap! What Short Stories Can Teach Us About Writing Novels, those of us who favor the longer form have a lot to learn from a good short story.

 A Little Pride and Prejudice

Ah, Jane Austen, we are all supposed to read you and love you. Michael Nolan in Jane Austen, Allen Ginsburg, and My Descent Into Madness tells us how much he tried to do just that.

Pesky POV

Do your characters sound flat and robotic? Patricia Park in Getting to Know You: POV Lessons from Jonathan Lethem explains the benefits of writing parts of your novel from differing points of view.

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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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