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Day: January 20, 2012

My thoughts on a first manuscript and an editor

Post Views: 383 Recently a friend of mine — who is both and editor and a writer — published a piece on her blog about the need for every author to have a good editor.  I have also seen a lot of Tweets from a variety of editors-for-hire whose sales tactic seems to be to imply I’m an incompetent writer who, for a suitable sum of money, they can rescue from literary oblivion. I’m not sold on either point.  I am going to be unpopular here and say that I know too many editors who don’t ask one simple question… “what are you trying to do?” Allow me to be gauche and talk about my current novel, “The Sauder Diaries – By Any Other Name“.   I had two different…