So, this morning, I got in an email exchange with a relatively new and very good writer who wanted my opinion on dealing with edits, accepting them, etc. I thought my response might be useful to other people and kinda gets at some stuff I’ve been telling a lot “young” writers lately.
This is worth a read, definitely. The basic process of having someone evaluate your writing for clarity and (house) style is invaluable. I always tell young writers to blog like crazy to get better, but being edited by a professional is another step entirely. And yes, the first few times I had my writing (gently) trashed by an editor, I took it way too personally, not realizing it didn’t fit with the publication’s general tone and style. Thankfully for my blood pressure, I don’t do that anymore.
Last week, nothing. Then this week, POW! Color coming out of your yin-yang! #spring #kansascity #kc
More books for my brain. And a forever and always #mancrushmonday … #mcm #movies #books #lifelessons
Looky looky! I wrote a review of all the stellar shorts that played at the Screenland Armour Saturday night! Thanks to @jillsixx and all the other awesome creatives for the stellar entertainment. #movies #horror #kansascity #kc
For the love of god, don’t do it. More horror from my fucked brain at abbiestutzer.wordpress.com #horror #writing #why …