News from Dead Darlings

Summer is coming! Time to read, relax, and get that novel written. To help you get started and to get finished, here are some posts from Dead Darlings.

Camp time

Having trouble starting? Slap on some bug spray and read Hacking Camp NaNoWriMo by Lisa Birk, who lists out some nifty features of the kid sister to NaNoWriMo to help get those words on the page.

It’s a Series

Have a memorable character? You might already have your beginning. In Surprise: You’re Writing a Series!, Stephanie Gayle talks about wanting to spend more time with the protagonist of her forthcoming book Idyll Threats.

Happy Endings

Amber Elias in Great Endings, From The Beginning reminds us that the endings we feel most satisfied with as readers start at the beginning.


Make your novel stronger by following the great advice Emily Ross gives in Ten Tips for Losing a Hundred Pages. Then see the result in her debut novel Half in Love with Death (coming November 2015).

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