The English Language, let me show you it.
Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing. ~ Robert Benchley One of the joys of living in a multicultural city is the vibrant diversity of cuisine, music, festivals, cultural traditions and shopping experiences to be enjoyed on a daily basis. One of the downsides is witnessing the steady erosion of my beloved English language. I guess it’s inevitable in a...
The First Cut Is The Deepest
Aha, I bet you thought I’d forgotten about Making It Real: Step Three! Well I haven’t, because here it is. If you’ve been following along, hopefully you let your draft sit for a while, and now you’re ready to edit. So take your draft out of the drawer/fridge/booze cupboard, get a nice new pointy red pen, and begin. Wait: say what? You didn’t print it out? Okay,...
Good Editor, Bad Editor
I wouldn’t want to be an editor. It’s one of those thankless jobs where you get all of the criticism and none of the praise. Even when you’ve done a stellar job, the kudos goes to the author alone. A lot of writers (note that I said writers, not authors) don’t see what the big deal is about hiring an editor and don’t feel the need for one. The thing is, an editor...