News from Dead Darlings

Welcome to the bleary-eyed edition of the best of Dead Darlings. We spent last weekend at the Muse and the Marketplace conference, soaking up all the writerly love, and are still recovering. To help, we thought we’d revisit some of the best posts from April

Art and Writing

Belle Brett in Creative Symbiosis talks about being both an artist and a writer and how the two pursuits complement each other.

Middle-Grade Fiction

If you are interested in writing middle-grade fiction, check out Carol Gray’s post Writing Middle Grade Fiction: What I Wish I’d Known before picking up your pen or opening your laptop.

The Big Question

Do we need to or do we want to? That is the question. For one writer’s answer, check out Jerry Whelan’s post The Essential Question for Writers.

Music and Writing

Stuck on a plot point? Create a playlist and go for a walk writes Kelly Ford in Sounds Like a Story: Music as a Writing Tool.



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