What “Kill Your Darlings” Really Means

And What To Do Instead

What does “kill your darlings” really mean?

It might help to look at the original context, which is in a lecture on writing by someone who is much less famous than all the writers who didn’t really say it first. Here’s the full quotation:

What to do instead

1. Remember the “obey it” part of the quotation.

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