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Preparing Your Work for Publication: A KYD Writers’ Workshop with Hannah Kent and Rebecca Starford

This day-long workshop is designed to explain the importance of rewriting, and will teach efficient techniques and approaches to redrafting your work-in-progress to make it shine. Read more »

Structure: A KYD Writers’ Workshop with Hannah Kent and Rebecca Starford

This day-long workshop will introduce a variety of strategies that can be used to create the framework that will best serve your plot and characters, as well as teach techniques to successfully pace and organise the sequence of events in your work. Read more »

Writing Character and Plot: A KYD Writers’ Workshop with Hannah Kent and Rebecca Starford

This day-long workshop will introduce a variety of strategies that can be used to create well-developed, complex characters as well as teach techniques and approaches to developing a compelling, engaging and original storyline. Read more »

So You Want To Write: A KYD Writers’ Workshop with Hannah Kent and Rebecca Starford

This day-long workshop is designed for those who wish to write seriously, but may be having difficulties in beginning or maintaining a focused creative writing practice. Read more »

KYD Takes a Summer Break

The KYD team are taking a well-earned break over summer. The KYD office will be closed from 23 December 2015 – 11 January 2016. Read more »

Goodbye 2015: The KYD Christmas Podcast

It’s the end of another year at Kill Your Darlings and we’re all taking stock – mainly of the things we’ve enjoyed during 2015. Read more »

Killings Columnists Pick Their Best of 2015

As 2015 concludes, we also farewell our fabulous 2015 Killings columnists. They’ve entertained and delighted us all year with fortnightly columns on culture, politics and society, and now they offer us a wrap up of their highlights for 2015 across their respective fields. Read more »

Some staff news from Kill Your Darlings

2015 has been a huge year for KYD – thank you for sharing it with us. As the year comes to a close, we have some staff announcements to make. Read more »

KYD No.24 teaser: ‘Forever, Forty Years Later’

In the third teaser from KYD issue 24, Simmone Howell remembers Judy Blume’s Forever. Blume’s most loved – and controversial – novel empowered millions of girls about their sexuality. But how does it stand up to a close reading four decades after its original publication? Read more »

KYD No.24 teaser: ‘Magnet City’

In the second teaser from KYD issue 24, Jennifer Down returns to Berlin, a city with enduring appeal. Whether we live there for years or just for a summer, some places keep drawing us back to them. Read more »