Kill Your Abominations

If you’ve read much about the craft of writing, you’ve surely heard the phrase “kill your darlings,” variously attributed to William Faulkner, Stephen King and even Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch.

But author Max Barry has much better advice: kill your bad ideas, those abominations you never should have given birth to in the first place. If you’re blocked, if your writing isn’t flowing, if it feels like hard work, it’s probably because you’re writing a crappy idea that you should immediately throw out.

Read Barry’s excellent advice here: It’s not me, it’s you

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