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    The Writers Dilemma (Guest Post)

    By Gwen MY DARLINGS MUST LIVE How could anyone kill their darlings when they birthed them? My darlings are the great thoughts, the succinct quotes, the magical insights, the metaphors, similes that light up my writing and make it sparkle like sunshine on rippling water. How can I kill them? Well, I can’t. To kill them would be to kill me. There are options other than suicide for me and my darlings. One is to delete them, consigning them to the bin. Secondly, they can be filed away for use in another writing project. Thirdly, I categorised them so they can be found quickly and easily when needed. My darlings…