Episode 36: Off With Their Heads! (Kill Your Darlings)

(Mini-Episode) In this mini-episode, we discuss the old adage "Kill Your Darlings", what it means to us, and tips for how to ruthlessly (or regretfully) murder your own darlings. Spotify iTunes Google Podcasts Download MP3: Episode 036 (to download, right-click the Download button and choose "Save File As"). Streaming Audio: More episodes here: Episode Archive … Continue reading Episode 36: Off With Their Heads! (Kill Your Darlings)

Episode 26: Cutting & Combining Characters

(Mini-Episodes) Sometimes in revision, you've got to make the tough choice to give a character the axe, or combine multiple characters into one. How do you decide when to do this, and what are some techniques for doing so? Spotify iTunes Google Podcasts Download MP3: Episode 026 (to download, right-click the Download button and choose … Continue reading Episode 26: Cutting & Combining Characters

Episode 18: Play it Again… Rewrites

(Mini-Episode) How do you know when to revise, and when to do a full rewrite? In this episode, D.C. and Avery discuss the "do-over" aspect of drafting, their personal experience with the emotional fallout of realizing you need to rewrite. Spotify iTunes Google Podcasts Download MP3: Episode 018 (to download, right-click the Download button and … Continue reading Episode 18: Play it Again… Rewrites