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,

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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