Kill your darlings

Faulkner coined the phrase Kill Your Darlings about cutting much-loved scenes or paragraphs from your writing if it doesn’t serve the overall story. This is one of the most difficult situations I come across when coaching writers.

Here as a visual artist, I Kill the Darling — my first painting of a horse — in hopes that the second painting will turn out better, as part of my Beauty of the Beast art project, http://www.carolineallen.com.

Only after posting the video, did the title resonate far and wide — kill you darlings is also about how we kill farm animals without a second thought.

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