TIL “Murder your darlings,” is a popular piece of writing advice that is often attributed to William Faulkner, but which can actually be traced back to the English writer and surname collector Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. by whatilearned March 23, 2022, 12:56 am Read more: https://tinhouse.com/murder-your-darlings/ What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote advicearthurattributedcollectordarlingsEnglishFaulknermurderpiecepopularQuillerCouchsirsurnameTILToday I learnedTracedWilliamwriterwriting See more Previous article 45k upvotes… Next article TIL the 2004 earthquake/tsunami caused a 1,500m high ridge along the fault to collapse, generating landslides. One landslide consisted of a single block of rock some 100m high and 2 km long. The momentum of the water also dragged massive slabs of rock, each weighing millions of tons, as far as 10km. 5 Comments Leave a Reply What is a surname collector? Log in to Reply Kill your darlings Log in to Reply I usually hear it as “kill your babies.” Log in to Reply >Then you can sit on your throne drinking port and stroking your humongous beard while up in her chamber your brain queen wails bitterly and curses the day that you ever signed up for that creative writing workshop at the community center. All aboard the meta-train. Log in to Reply I don’t know if it’s a direct descendent or just an unrelated phrase of the same sentiment, but I’ve heard “Delete your art” as a 21st century equivalent. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.