Who Said Murder Your Darlings?

Hint: It was not William Faulkner.

Lucy King
Lucy King
Jul 18, 2019 · 3 min read
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Murder your darlings is a popular piece of writing advice frequently attributed to William Faulkner. In reality it was the English writer Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch who coined the phrase.

Kudos if you knew the quotation!

Here is the quote in full:

Whenever you feel an