Kill Your Illogical Darlings

Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it—whole-heartedly—and delete it before sending your manuscript to press. Murder your darlings. - Arthur Quiller-Couch If you've taken a few writing classes, you've undoubtedly heard this piece of advice. I heard it many, many times, but didn't really grasp its application until … Continue reading Kill Your Illogical Darlings

Haiku September 5-7, 2014

Seaside with lovers Yet your heart is embittered. We fly. Separately. From a series of haiku I wrote from April 2014 - April 2015 to celebrate the ways that my partner and I were able to enjoy our time together each weekend. I'm publishing only the ones that I believe can be appreciated by someone who wasn't … Continue reading Haiku September 5-7, 2014