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Local Writers
May 14, 2016

“Kill your darlings!” Writers hear it all the time. Originally spoken by Fitzgerald, writers like Stephen King and Anne Lamott have repeated it. But what does it mean to kill your darlings? Elmore Leonard said “if it sounds like writing, I re-write it,” and I suspect he’s right. But we still haven’t gotten to the art of revision. How does a writer identify what sounds like writing?