MARTIN: You write in the book that the job of an editor is much like that of a therapist. That struck me. Are writers that fragile? MENAKER: Well, I think when they’re writers – when they’re actually acting as writers – they tend to be pretty transferential to their editors. You put yourself out on … Continue reading Are Writers Fragile?
(Hate is a strong word. But they really, really, really don’t like them.) Ellipses have many important uses, especially when it comes to quoting stuff and writing dialogue and narration that trails off. But sometimes, I feel like I use ellipses as a crutch in my writing rather than a tool, which is why I’m … Continue reading Why People Hate Ellipses
Here is something I learned in my brief foray into adulthood: people fix problems every day. Many people fix problems for a living. You don’t have to be super brilliant or rich or experienced to fix most problems– you just have to have the right tools, the ability to identify the cause of the issue, … Continue reading Fixing the Unfixable: Adventures in Revision/Adulthood