Writing rules, misapplied: kill your darlings « Wendy Palmer

…originally the phrase was ‘murder your darlings’, and it came from Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch: “Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it – whole-heartedly – and delete it before sending your manuscripts to press. Murder your darlings”

via Writing rules, misapplied: kill your darlings « Wendy Palmer.

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