Lobotomize Your Darlings

A phrase writers like to toss around is “kill your darlings,” which references the need, during revision, to nix even the parts of your work you’re most attached to if they’re not advancing the piece. Saturday—since I’ve already committed to this horrible stretch of an analogy—the “darling” in question was a disturbing-looking pumpkin and the … More Lobotomize Your Darlings

Another Place Where I Can Never Show My Face Again

We all have those instances in which we know exactly what’s the right thing to do yet consciously ignore our better judgment. For some, that’s watching a YouTube series comparing food at three different price points from “the perspective of everyday normal people” instead of reading the book for a book report due in less … More Another Place Where I Can Never Show My Face Again