A Life Not Yours

You probably read that and raised a skeptic eyebrow, but, mull it over. Your life, despite what Oprah or [insert mainstream motivational speaker here] may say, is not your own. Yes, you can make certain decisions that affect your day-to-day life, but at the end of it all, you are not in complete control of … More A Life Not Yours

Kill Your Darlings, Kill Your Everythings

“Kill Your Darlings” — Ah, yes. An excellent film, indeed (stunning performance by Dane DeHaan and Danielle Radcliffe), but the phrase itself? Well, the origin has been debated. Some credit William Faulkner, others Oscar Wilde, or a much earlier phrase from Arthur Quiller-Couch. But I’m not interested in who coined the term at the moment, simply … More Kill Your Darlings, Kill Your Everythings