“The writer’s secret is not inspiration — for it is never clear where it comes from — it is his stubbornness, his patience.”
— Orhan Pamuk
My editor speaking adventures… Thank you, Rita! And, thank you, Dog-Eared Pages!
Originally posted on rita ackerman:
Although talking about writing Billi Joy Carson started her recent talk at Dog-Eared Pages Bookstore with this quote. As an Editor, Ghost Writer, Blogger and a number of other titles Billi Joy knows about the love/hate relationship many writers have with grammar and editing.
One example, that some of you will remember from the movie/book Love Story was how e e cummings actually changed his name so he could break the rules of capitalization and punctuation.
As you can see from Billi Joy’s photo she is full of energy and humor. She made grammar fun, even for this reluctant editor.
A few helpful suggestions Billi Joy shared were:
**Readers don’t read like you talk so don’t write that way.
**”Enthusiasm always trumps good writing.” Her example was the Twilight series, which I haven’t read, so…
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