News from the DeadDarlings

This month at The Dead Darlings office, we looked up, down and around for fresh ideas and inspiration.

Marvel

In Writing Awe, Julie Carrick Dalton explores the elements of evoking utter amazement in your reader. 

October 13, 2017 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

Craft Advice Interviews The Writing Life

Sound Quality: Henriette Lazaridis on Jessie Chaffee's Florence in Ecstasy

We've all had that moment as readers when we stumble across a sentence in a novel or essay that sings to us from the page. There are sentences we want to wrap our tongues around, that we speak aloud just to revel in their aural qualities. For each installment of this series, Henriette Lazaridis chooses a single sentence from a work of literature and shows us why it is music to our ears.

This month's installment comes from Jessie Chaffee's novel Florence in Ecstasy.

September 29, 2017 | Henriette Lazaridis

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Just Do It--Get Your Stories Down on Paper, Now!

By Katrin Schumann

My friend Stephen had an incredibly interesting life. When he died at age 50, he left behind a small family and lots of burned bridges. One thing he didn’t leave behind—something so important that its absence is a tragedy—was any kind of cogent record of his life or work. 

There are pictures and half remembered stories. There are paintings and sculptures, covered in Saharan dust, the details of their provenance lost forever

September 6, 2017 | Katrin Schumann

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Sound Quality: Henriette Lazaridis on Andrew Sean Greer's LESS

We've all had that moment as readers when we stumble across a sentence in a novel or essay that sings to us from the page. There are sentences we want to wrap our tongues around, that we speak aloud just to revel in their aural qualities. For each installment of this series, Henriette Lazaridis chooses a single sentence from a work of literature and shows us why it is music to our ears.

August 23, 2017 | Henriette Lazaridis

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News from DeadDarlings

This month at the Dead Darlings, we played a frightening game of WHAT IF(?) Here are some of our top nightmare scenarios and helpful hints to survive catastrophe.

What if someone publishes your idea before you?

Milo Todd saw a similar novel to his get to market first and lived to tell us about it. 

August 11, 2017 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

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