|Reviews for Kill Your Darlings: Rants on Writing|
| LeagionFear chapter 5 . 9/4/2018
This was very useful, you'd be surprised how little this is addressed in school, both from a pupil and a teaching point of view. I am very likely to render a crib sheet for future reference. Most things I do by instinct, but I am aware I have made some of the mistakes you speak of in here. Thanks again.
| Seudonimo Voldeminty chapter 2 . 11/27/2017
Definitely good points you bring up here. That's why I hate romance stories XD
| Lillianpost chapter 1 . 10/16/2017
I am a writer for the site, and I have to say that I appreciate your efforts to educate us in a clear and concise manner. My first story sags with cliches, although I'm still fond of it, but I'm getting better thanks to efforts like yours. Thank you.
| Guest chapter 13 . 1/18/2017
Every chapter of this was absolutely amazing. Thank you for putting this up. :)
| V.A. Wynteras chapter 4 . 7/18/2016
Shallow characters. Period. End of story.
| V.A. Wynteras chapter 1 . 7/18/2016
Pet peeve...that's a good question...
Really bad summaries and terrible spelling.
| MariaTJackson chapter 13 . 5/5/2016
This was so helpful! Thank you so much for writing this!
~Jaye of MTJ
| hopefully-not-just-thinking chapter 13 . 3/29/2016
This is so helpful
| Bob Story Builder chapter 13 . 3/2/2016
I struggle with perfectionism and I deal with it in stubbornness. I just grind through and get the writing done and tell myself that when I edit the, words will bleed. I am totally perfectionist when it comes to drawing and it has killed my love for drawing too. I get awesome ideas to draw but I tell myself that there'll be mistakes and not perfect so I put off and never give these ideas life.
| Bob Story Builder chapter 12 . 3/2/2016
I would get disappointed when I find an awesome story and last update was two or in some cases three years ago. I got fan fiction stories that I follow that haven't been updated in two years but I can hope, right? I sometimes go back to my two stories that I have on this site I'm working on and feel so guilty that I haven't updated in months because been so busy with life. What I do is post in story's summary "under revisions" to buy myself some time and set a deadline to have revisions and next chapter done.
| Bob Story Builder chapter 10 . 3/2/2016
Wow. Never thought of body issues as an element of character even though it can be part of someone's mix of issues in real life. Definitely and idea to explore in my own stories, thanks.
| Bob Story Builder chapter 9 . 3/2/2016
I consciously try to avoid writing Mary Sues so I try to present get-together characters when they are truly broken people on the inside.
| Bob Story Builder chapter 6 . 3/2/2016
Mary Sue is what that Trekie said and I apply it to both male and female characters. I also add in that the character is not challenged by the plot and story and too unrealistically skilled within the his or her setting. The sexist implications is strange to me because I say Mary Sue I mean your character is unrealistic to the human experience.
| Bob Story Builder chapter 5 . 3/2/2016
Crap! I am going to have to go back over my own stuff and correct because I possibly broke every rule with regards to tags. It is good to review this stuff every once in a while really keeps in check the vanity.
| Bob Story Builder chapter 4 . 3/2/2016
"I didn't just have a pair of Emerald City spectacles; I had green goggles fused to my face over the glasses, it was that bad" had me laughing. Vanity is a serious thing though for writers and what you have here is food for thought so thank you. I cannot think of when I have succumbed to vanity but maybe because I have only spent two years seriously writing.