This month, the DeadDarlings team examined what it takes to share your work with the wider world. Here is how to silence your inner critic and put your best pitching foot forward
Overcome Your Fear (or fake courage)
Milo Todd comes clean and shares that No, Your Imposter Syndrome Won't Magically Go Away, but don't let that stop you.
April 19, 2018 | The Editors at Dead Darlings
by Katrin Schumann
I'm working on a major revision of a novel I wrote some years ago and put away in a drawer. I loved and still love the story, but I think it needs a more compelling central question. Right now, I'd call it a "family saga," and while there's nothing inherently wrong with that, I'd like to create a through-line in the story that makes it more compelling. I want readers to be thinking, Oh my god, what happens next?
April 4, 2018 | Katrin Schumann
This month we looked at the many milestones for writers looking for publication from theDeadDarlings office. Here is some of our best advice and musings for key steps along the way.
Take a Delightful Detour
Jerry Whelan explains how his fascination with long-dead New England abolitionists and digging for his own ancestral roots combine in his fiction in DNA, Memory
Monitor Your Spedometer
Sharissa Jones talks about pacing your store by Choosing Between the Part and Present Tense.
Toot Your Own Horn
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March 21, 2018 | The Editors at Dead Darlings
By Katrin Schumann
As people mill about Grub's annual conference, The Muse and the Marketplace--eyeing the crowd for famous writers, catching up with old friends, and pitching themselves and their work--and attend sessions, there are a few rooms hidden away where extrememly nervous people trickle in and out, one by one, hour after hour
March 7, 2018 | Katrin Schumann
The Novel Incubator is a program for writers interested in a deep revision of their novel draft, a comprehensive study of the novel form, and a thoughtful introduction to the publishing world