Keith MacKenzie 26 letters. A million and more words. No limit to stories.

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Repurpose your darlings

Monday, 30 July, 2012

There are a few time-honoured and well-used cliches when it comes to whetting your craft as a writer. Among them: 1) Show don’t tell. 2) Don’t use adverbs 3) Kill your darlings. First, show don’t tell. This one’s plainly evident. It’s overused and overtaught but, man, I can’t stress enough the importance of it. Imagine […]