"In writing, you must kill all your darlings." ~ William Faulkner Ok, so Faulkner wasn't the only one to have said this. In so many wordings, several writers over the centuries have expressed this piece of dreaded advice. Why do we view it as "dreaded advice"? Because we know it is true and must be … Continue reading Killing the Darlings: Editing Dilemmas
"When I die Dublin will be written in my heart." - James Joyce Emerald rolling hills, the sweet heaviness of lingering mist triggers the imagination to paint the image of faeries and wee-folk playing along the hills and streams. With some of the loveliest, most welcoming people you will ever meet and a rich history, … Continue reading Literary Travels: Dublin
Oftentimes as writers we dread the thought of writer's block. The mere mention of the word can cause an uneasy sense of dread growing at the base of our spines, with heart racing and clammy hands. The thought of sitting down to write and having our minds go blank is like attempting to chat with … Continue reading Writer’s Block: A Death Sentence?