SA312 What Does Murder Your Darlings Mean?

Released On: December 9, 2016

You have probably heard this phrase, ‘murder your darlings,’ but what does it actually mean? Writers tend to be precious about their wordsmithing when they’ve done something particularly clever or pretty. But if it’s darling to you and not the reader, then you should cut it. Today, Johnny explains when things are worth keeping and when they need to be cut.