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    A Writer’s Guide To Ruthlessly Killing Your Darlings

    You need not worry about your browser history; this post is about killing figuratively. ¬†In the world of writers,¬†killing your darlings means getting rid of those story bits that need to die, even though the author may have fallen in love with them. But in the world of writers, the author who wants to write well, should be ruthless when it comes to removing the unwanted or unsightly from our manuscripts. Here’s how: Obliterate your Prologue. In one swift move, hit select all and delete. It’s gone. You probably didn’t feel a thing. Why? Most prologues are unnecessary. Prologues often assume your reader needs to be spoon fed every little…