THIRD IN A FIVE PART SERIES: How Writers Sometimes Think
A writer gets his manuscript returned from his editor with a six page editorial letter and the manuscript red-lined within an inch of its life. He knows the dude means well, but he’s full of shit. Sure, he’ll read through the edits and take a few (give the dog a bone), but mostly he thinks the book is great as is. Aren’t editors just wannabe writers anyway? He knows the book is great and tinkering with it could diminish its essential power. Writer #2 is mortified by all he has done wrong, all that needs to be fixed. He thanks god for his editor, who has saved him from any number of embarrassing mistakes. Did he really change tense three times in one paragraph? He slavishly attends the edit. How did the book get acquired in the first place, he wonders, slinking back to his desk.
Can anyone formulate the question?
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