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The Hack’s Guide to Killing Your Darlings

Warning: Hacks for Hacks tips may have harmful side effects on your writing career, and should not be used by minors, adults, writers, poets, scribes, scriveners, journalists, or anybody. Every critique session since the 1930s has included someone saying the phrase, “Kill Your Darlings,” and it must continue ever after, …

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The Hack’s Guide to Reviewing Your Writing Year

Warning: Hacks for Hacks tips may have harmful side effects on your writing career, and should not be used by minors, adults, writers, poets, scribes, scriveners, journalists, or anybody. Welp, another year over (yay!), a new one just begun (ARGH!). It’s that time of year when all of our apps …

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Michelin Guide: Belgium Luxemburg 2019

The Michelin Guide for Belgium and Luxembourg for 2019 has been announced with three new restaurants making the two-star listing: La Pai, La Table de Maxime and Ma Langue Sourit. Seven new one-star restaurants also join the list while one just three-star restaurant remains at the top. Peter Goosen retains three stars …

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The Hack’s Guide to Writing an Outline

Warning: Hacks for Hacks tips may have harmful side effects on your writing career, and should not be used by minors, adults, writers, poets, scribes, scriveners, journalists, or anybody. Science fiction Grand Master Joe Haldeman once told me, “If you’re having trouble writing a book, try writing about the book.” …

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Michelin Guide to Washington, D.C. 2019: the Full List

The USA has a new three-Michelin-star restaurant, after The Inn at Little Washington was awarded the French tyre company’s highest honour in the Michelin Guide to Washington, D.C. 2019.  The 40-year-old restaurant and lodge, which is actually located in rural Washington, Va around 90 minutes drive outside of D.C., is …

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Michelin Stars 2019: Guide Dates Published

The dates for the the U.S. Michelin Guides for 2019 have been announced with the restaurant guidebook releasing dates for their four U.S. guides. The U.S Michelin Stars for 2019 will be first announced September 13th with the publication of the Washington D.C. guide. Chicago will be the second U.S. …

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The Every-Novel-Is-Wildly-Different Guide to Revision

Here’s a hard truth: Each novel teaches the writer how to write it. If you’re a parent, this might sound immediately, intuitively right. You can have a philosophy as a parent of one child but your second child can humble you very quickly. Smart parents know their children teach them …

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The Hack’s Guide to Buying a Writing Desk

Warning: Hacks for Hacks tips may have harmful side effects on your writing career, and should not be used by minors, adults, writers, poets, scribes, scriveners, journalists, or anybody. You’ve sat on the couch with your laptop for long enough. You’re a real writer, and you deserve a professional writing space …

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Guide to Hacking the Optimal Writing Environment

A year and a half ago, in the grip of a writing deadline I feared I would miss, I discovered an environmental productivity hack I’ve used ever since. Its unearthing came about by experimentation. I’d been trying to write in various public locations, but if I found a fruitful environment …

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