Writing Advice

Write about coffee.
Write about dogs.
Write about murmuring starlings.

Write about money.
Write about love,
just be sure to kill your darlings.

Brenda Warren 2015

If you’ve read Stephen King’s book, On Writing, you understand the importance of killing your darlings.

5 thoughts on “Writing Advice

  1. Because I’ve not read King’s book, I am assuming that ‘your darlings’ are those lines and words you find yourself writing repeatedly. The ones that come automatically, without thought. I have a list of them, and have been thinking I should use the sticky notes and permanently attach it to this screen. It would be a long one. I like the poem, the brevity of it and the good clear advice.



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