The Delicate Dance of Telling a Better Story

The Delicate Dance of Telling a Better Story

For any writer, the job of hacking away at your precious words ("Kill your darlings!") is one of the hardest, but most important things you can do. So when I get a chance to take the cleaver to someone else’s work, I can't help but feel a bit masochistic. After all, it's so much easier to kill someone else's darlings.