Murder Your Darlings

In Murder Your Darlings, Roy Peter Clark, who has been a beloved and revered writing teacher to children and Pulitzer Prize winners alike for more than thirty years, has compiled a remarkable collection of more than 100 of the best writing ...

Author: Roy Peter Clark

Publisher: Little, Brown Spark

ISBN: 0316481882

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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From one of America's most influential writing teachers, a collection of 50 of the best writing strategies distilled from 50 writing and language books -- from Aristotle to Strunk and White. With so many excellent writing guides lining bookstore shelves, it can be hard to know where to look for the best advice. Should you go with Natalie Goldberg or Anne Lamott? Maybe William Zinsser or Donald Murray would be more appropriate. Then again, what about the classics -- Strunk and White, or even Aristotle himself? Thankfully, your search is over. In Murder Your Darlings, Roy Peter Clark, who for more than 30 years has been a beloved and revered writing teacher to children and Pulitzer prize-winners alike, has compiled a remarkable collection of 50 of the best writing tips from 50 of the best writing books of all time. With a chapter devoted to each piece of advice, Clark expands and contextualizes the original author's suggestions, and offers anecdotes about how each one helped him or other writers sharpen their skills. An invaluable resource for scribblers of all kinds, Murder Your Darlings is an inspiring and edifying ode to the craft of writing.

Kill All Your Darlings

This is a suspenseful, provocative novel about the sexual harassment that still runs rampant in academia—and the lengths those in power will go to cover it up.

Author: David Bell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593198681

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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A Most Anticipated Summer Read by SheReads * Motherly * Palm Beach Daily News * Frolic * Crime Reads and more! "Fans of Jean Hanff Korelitz’s The Plot may want to check this one out."--Publishers Weekly "With hints of Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr. Ripley, this is a riveting thriller."--Palm Beach Daily News "Grabs you by the throat and never lets go...with a twist you’ll never see coming.” --Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish "Sounds like Wonder Boys times Patricia Highsmith. Yes please!"--Crime Reads When a student disappears and is presumed dead, her professor passes off her manuscript as his own—only to find out it implicates him in an unsolved murder in this new thriller from the USA Today bestselling author of The Request. After years of struggling to write following the deaths of his wife and son, English professor Connor Nye publishes his first novel, a thriller about the murder of a young woman. There’s just one problem: Connor didn’t write the book. His missing student did. And then she appears on his doorstep, alive and well, threatening to expose him. Connor’s problems escalate when the police insist details in the novel implicate him in an unsolved murder from two years ago. Soon Connor discovers the crime is part of a disturbing scandal on campus and faces an impossible dilemma—admit he didn’t write the book and lose his job or keep up the lie and risk everything. When another murder occurs, Connor must clear his name by unraveling the horrifying secrets buried in his student’s manuscript. This is a suspenseful, provocative novel about the sexual harassment that still runs rampant in academia—and the lengths those in power will go to cover it up.

Murder Your Darlings

Dabbling in a little detective work, Dorothy Parker enlists the help of her fellow Algonquin Round Tablemates when a charming aspiring writer from Mississippi named Billy Faulkner is accused of murder. Original.

Author: J. J. Murphy

Publisher: Signet

ISBN: 0451231996

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

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Dabbling in a little detective work, Dorothy Parker enlists the help of her fellow Algonquin Round Tablemates when a charming aspiring writer from Mississippi named Billy Faulkner is accused of murder. Original.

Murder Your Darlings

Crime writer-sleuth Francis Meadowes discovers something dark hiding under the beautiful Umbrian sun when one of his writing group is found dead in Italy.

Author: Mark McCrum

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 9781448303663

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Crime writer-sleuth Francis Meadowes discovers something dark hiding under the beautiful Umbrian sun when one of his writing group is found dead in Italy. Francis Meadowes is soaking up the late summer sun in Italy, running a creative writing course at the beautiful Villa Giulia, deep in the remote Umbrian countryside. Recruited by the villa’s owners, Stephanie and Gerry, Francis’s students include snooty, irritating Poppy and her ex-ambassador husband Duncan, eccentric Northern Irishman Liam, quirky, self-styled ‘Hampstead Jewess’ Zoe, bossy Scottish Diana, kooky young American Sasha, mysterious ‘spy’ Tony and restless civil servant Roz. But what should be a magical week under the Italian sun turns into something far more sinister when one of the group is found dead, and the local police quickly turn to Francis for help. Uncovering betrayal, lies, secrets and old scores to be settled, Francis soon realizes something very dark is lurking beneath the genteel and civilized veneer . . .

Murder Your Darlings

1 Murder your darlings. Keep your eye on those fancy phrases. On the Art of Writing By Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch Toolbox: You will write things you love. That's wonderful. Enjoy that feeling. During revision, though, ask yourself a ...

Author: Roy Peter Clark

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316481861

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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From one of America's most influential teachers, a collection of the best writing advice distilled from fifty language books -- from Aristotle to Strunk and White. With so many excellent writing guides lining bookstore shelves, it can be hard to know where to look for the best advice. Should you go with Natalie Goldberg or Anne Lamott? Maybe William Zinsser or Stephen King would be more appropriate. Then again, what about the classics -- Strunk and White, or even Aristotle himself? Thankfully, your search is over. In Murder Your Darlings, Roy Peter Clark, who has been a beloved and revered writing teacher to children and Pulitzer Prize winners alike for more than thirty years, has compiled a remarkable collection of more than 100 of the best writing tips from fifty of the best writing books of all time. With a chapter devoted to each key strategy, Clark expands and contextualizes the original author's suggestions and offers anecdotes about how each one helped him or other writers sharpen their skills. An invaluable resource for writers of all kinds, Murder Your Darlings is an inspiring and edifying ode to the craft of writing.

Murder Your Darlings

Wheneveryou feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it—wholeheartedly—and delete it before sending your manuscript to press. Murder your darlings. —Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch Killyour darlings.

Author: J.J. Murphy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101476796

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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One morning legendary wit Dorothy Parker discovers someone under Manhattan's famed Algonquin Round Table. A little early for a passed out drunk, isn't it? But he's not dead drunk, just dead. When a charming writer from Mississippi named Billy Faulkner becomes a suspect in the murder, Dorothy decides to dabble in a little detective work, enlisting her literary cohorts. It's up to the Algonquins to outwit the true culprit-preferably before cocktail hour-and before the clever killer turns the tables on them.

Murder Your Darlings

animosity in their expressions, and I knew there'd be no residual hard feelings. ... She saw me watching her and smiled grimly. ... Come back outside by the pool, everyone – and get ready to 'murder your darlings'!

Author: Debbie Young

Publisher: Hawkesbury Press

ISBN: 9781911223566

Category: Fiction

Page: 174

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When Sophie Sayers joins a writers' retreat on a secluded Greek island, she's hoping to find inspiration and perhaps a little adventure. Away from her rural English comfort zone, she also takes stock of her relationship with her boyfriend Hector. But scarcely has the writing course begun when bestselling romantic novelist Marina Milanese disappears on a solo excursion to an old windmill. First on the scene, Sophie is prime suspect for Marina's murder. When a storm prevents the Greek police from landing on the island to investigate, Sophie must try to solve the crime herself - not easy, when everyone at the retreat has a motive. As she strives to uncover the truth about Marina's fate, Sophie arrives at a life-changing decision about her own future.

Kill Your Darlings

Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg in his first year in New York at Columbia University, where he befriends Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs, the film also tells the story of Ginsberg's lesser known friend Lucien Carr, who ...

Author: Austin Bunn

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1127391339

Category: Motion picture plays

Page: 97

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Unmarked typescript, undated FINAL SHOOTING SCRIPT. Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg in his first year in New York at Columbia University, where he befriends Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs, the film also tells the story of Ginsberg's lesser known friend Lucien Carr, who commits a murder and asks Ginsberg to help save him from a long prison sentence. Ginsberg writes term papers for Carr, later writes his own paper about Carr and is expelled from the school but encouraged to pursue a writing career. First shown at 2013 Sundance Film Festival, then released by Sony Pictures Oct. 16, 2013.

Kill Your Darlings

The link of criminality (murder) between us seemed to have encouraged Brian to be open with me and, apparently unmoved by the fact that he was spilling out the foul detritus of his libidinal past to a man who, whatever his weaknesses, ...

Author: Terence Blacker

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250095589

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Gregory Keays is a writer whose brilliant future is behind him. Corroded with envy, Gregory watches as his contemporaries produce better work and live happier lives while he teaches community college composition classes and compiles books about other books. One day, Gregory is convinced, the world will recognize his talents. In the meantime, his marriage to a new-age feng shui artist has become cold and distant, and his relationship with his reclusive teen-age son is in free-fall. But when a brilliant student enters his life, Gregory is offered one last, glorious chance to save his career. Soon, however, Gregory's Faustian pact with success unravels around him, and he must turn to darker, more duplicitous means to secure his fame. Set in the dangerous world where real life and literary ambition collide, Kill Your Darlings is an unforgettable novel of ego and delusion, villainy and the betrayal of love.

Kill Your Darlings 20 Advice Articles for Fiction Writers

“What kind of book is it, then?” “Well...it's about lust...it's about money...it's about murder—” “There's yourtitle,” she said, pointing at me. “Where'smy title?” “Lust, Money& Murder.” I was skeptical, but I decided to try it.

Author: Mike Wells

Publisher: Mike Wells

ISBN: 9781310042676

Category: Reference

Page: 90

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Bestselling novelist Mike Wells shares 20 of his most popular blog posts in one volume. Having more than two decades of experience in both traditional and indie publishing, Wells covers everything from a quick and easy way to write short book synopses to querying agents and editors to how to hook your readers on the first page of a story. "This is the best advice on creating a synopsis I've read.” - Melissa Stark, Author “I should tattoo these tips on my arm, Angelina Jolie style.” - Cynthia Wright, Author “This has been fantastic help.” - Marie O’Halloran, Author “Terrific summary of what we writers need to look out for.” - Julie Glover, Author “I am writing my first manuscript and have found this very interesting and helpful.” - Dave Perlmutter, Author

Murder Your Darlings

In the sixth Sophie Sayers adventure, Sophie travels to a writers' retreat in Greece - the prize that she won in the first book in the series - and makes some important discoveries about herself as well and her future back in Wendlebury ...

Author: Debbie Young

Publisher:

ISBN: 1911223550

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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In the sixth Sophie Sayers adventure, Sophie travels to a writers' retreat in Greece - the prize that she won in the first book in the series - and makes some important discoveries about herself as well and her future back in Wendlebury Barrow, while also trying to solve the mysterious disappearance of a famous romantic novelist.

Dictionary of Modern English Grammar

murder your darlings derives from the term ' morphing , ' describing a digital process of altering images on film . Greek morphe ( form ) . morphology In linguistics and philology , the study of the form of words , in which they are ...

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Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 1840223081

Category: English language

Page: 207

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This dictionary aims to help users to find the most appropriate word to use on a wide range of occasions. It is designed in particular for students, those writing reports, letters and speeches, and crossword solvers, but is also useful as a general word reference. Special features include: an alphabetical A-Z listing; numbered senses for words with more than one meaning; British and American variants; and specially marked colloquial uses.

Fearless Writing for Women Extreme Encouragement and Writing Inspiration

William Faulkner is rumored to have coined the literary expression “kill your darlings,” but the expression appears to originate with British author Sir Arthur QuillerCouch. When describing “style” in his 1916 publication “On the Art of ...

Author: Susan Gabriel

Publisher: Susan Gabriel

ISBN: 9780983588252

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 209

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Whether you are new to writing or an experienced veteran, this wonderful book by acclaimed author Susan Gabriel will provide you with inspiration, writing tips and encouragement to get going again and keep going. Here's what thrilled women writers are saying about this groundbreaking book: "I will keep referring to this little gift of insight throughout the year. Thanks for the encouragement, the dose of reality, and most of all, the inspiration." - S. Evans "...reflects in a sophisticated yet highly readable voice on many aspects of the writer's life. It will inspire many creative people, whether writers or not. The book definitely lived up to its title." - Krista L. "Full of inspiration and pointers from Susan Gabriel and other authors to boost your creativity - it's an all-around excellent book - I'd highly recommend it!" - S. Burnside "A ton of great tips and inspiration that often apply to life in general, as well as to writing....inspiration and enthusiasm to get you started." - S. Lunsford In addition to sharing from her own experience as a writer for over 15 years, Gabriel also reflects on thoughts and experiences from a wide variety of writers and other inspiring people including Annie Dillard, Virginia Woolf, Harriet Tubman, Ursula Le Guin, Barbara Kingsolver, Kathryn Hackett, Hillary Clinton, Alice Munro, Jane Austen, Maya Angelou, Fran Lebowitz, Brene Brown, Emily Dickinson, Anne Tyler, Harper Lee, Elizabeth George, Anne LaMott, Nora Ephron, Gail Godwin, May Sarton, Willa Cather, Marianne Williamson, Carson McCullers, Sue Monk Kidd, Alice Walker, Louise Erdrich, Geena Davis, Martha Beck, Mary Oliver, Elizabeth Gilbert, Tina Fey and others. You'll enjoy the wide ranging and inspiring essays, including: Where ideas come from The art of "shitty" first drafts A lesson from Tina Fey 101 excuses why people don't write Writers who are also mothers Kill your darlings What writers can learn from coyotes It's never too late to start your writing career ... and much more. Download Fearless Writing for Women right now and start getting inspired!

Murder Your Darlings

When she stumbles over the dead body of drama critic Leland Mayflower and an aspiring writer named Billy Faulkner is accused of the murder, Dorothy Parker investigates with the aid of her fellow Algonquin Round Tablemates.

Author: J. J. Murphy

Publisher:

ISBN: 1101468459

Category: Algonquin Round Table

Page: 324

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When she stumbles over the dead body of drama critic Leland Mayflower and an aspiring writer named Billy Faulkner is accused of the murder, Dorothy Parker investigates with the aid of her fellow Algonquin Round Tablemates.

Kill Your Darlings

A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.

Author: Geoffrey R Chapman

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798740121147

Category:

Page: 98

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A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.

Q s Historical Legacy 6 Tales of Ardevora I

This related to a volume of Q's lectures in 1913-1914 in which he first used the term “murder your darlings”7, despite later attributions to writers such as Ginsberg, Faulkner, Chekov, Oscar Wilde, Welty, Chesterton and Stephen King ...

Author: N. P. Cooper

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244424077

Category: History

Page: 332

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This volume, the sixth in the series, contains Q's retelling of the adventures of two St. Ives fishermen who were imprisoned by Napoleon for 10 years together with their diaries and an introduction by, the Cornish fishing magnate, Sir Edward Hain who retraced their 1200 mile march on the eve of the outbreak of the First World War. The diaries also cast a fascinating light on now, almost, forgotten events such as the arrival in Cornwall of refugees from the Portuguese civil war, electoral scandals and bribery in Cornwall, storms and shipwrecks. Now surpassed in fame as a writer by his daughter's best friend, Daphne du Maurier, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch was the pre-eminent Cornish writer of Victorian and Edwardian times and founder of the school of English Literature at Cambridge University. He is of particular interest since his fiction was very often based on factual events which have now passed from memory.

Q s Historical Legacy 5 Tales of The Looe Diehards The Mayor Troy

This related to a volume of Q's lectures in 1913-1914 in which he first used the term “murder your darlings”7, despite later attributions to writers such as Ginsberg, Faulkner, Chekov, Oscar Wilde, Welty, Chesterton and Stephen King ...

Author: N. P. Cooper

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244966065

Category:

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The Messy Middle

In fact, there's even a common phrase for it: “Kill your darlings.” American writer and Nobel Prize laureate William Faulkner once said, “In writing, you must kill all your darlings,” and in his own book on the process of writing and ...

Author: Scott Belsky

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241981436

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 420

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"Starting a new venture is like jumping off a cliff and sewing a parachute on the way down. This book is the parachute." Joe Gebbia, cofounder and chief product officer, Airbnb How do you make your start-up a genuine success in the long term? While most books and press focus on the more sensational moments of creation and conclusion, The Messy Middle argues that the real key to success is how you navigate the ups-and-downs after initial investment is secured. It will give you all the insights you need to build and optimize your team, improve your product and develop your own capacity to lead covering: · Coping with uncertainty and conflict · Playing the long game · Optimising your team · Problem solving through the ups and downs · Adapting your strategy · When to quit Building on seven years' of meticulous research with entrepreneurs, small agencies, start-ups and billion-dollar companies, Scott Belsky offers indispensable lessons on how to endure and thrive in the long term.

The Manual for Scholastic Newspaper Publications

Murder your darlings. • Cut “like a surgeon,” as poet Anne Sexton says. “Down to the bone.” • Select, don't compress: Wholes, not parts. • Is there a beginning, middle and end? • Is the ending resonant? • Are the sentences active?

Author: Social Studies School Service

Publisher: Social Studies

ISBN: 9781560042594

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 219

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Student manual and Adviser's toolbox for a high school program in journalism.

Alphabet Juice

The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips, ... Or, as Stephen King has put it, “Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric ...

Author: Roy Blount, Jr.

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

ISBN: 9781429960427

Category: Humor

Page: 384

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Ali G: How many words does you know? Noam Chomsky: Normally, humans, by maturity, have tens of thousands of them. Ali G: What is some of 'em? —Da Ali G Show Did you know that both mammal and matter derive from baby talk? Have you noticed how wince makes you wince? Ever wonder why so many h-words have to do with breath? Roy Blount Jr. certainly has, and after forty years of making a living using words in every medium, print or electronic, except greeting cards, he still can't get over his ABCs. In Alphabet Juice, he celebrates the electricity, the juju, the sonic and kinetic energies, of letters and their combinations. Blount does not prescribe proper English. The franchise he claims is "over the counter." Three and a half centuries ago, Thomas Blount produced Blount's Glossographia, the first dictionary to explore derivations of English words. This Blount's Glossographia takes that pursuit to other levels, from Proto-Indo-European roots to your epiglottis. It rejects the standard linguistic notion that the connection between words and their meanings is "arbitrary." Even the word arbitrary is shown to be no more arbitrary, at its root, than go-to guy or crackerjack. From sources as venerable as the OED (in which Blount finds an inconsistency, at whisk) and as fresh as Urbandictionary.com (to which Blount has contributed the number-one definition of "alligator arm"), and especially from the author's own wide-ranging experience, Alphabet Juice derives an organic take on language that is unlike, and more fun than, any other.