Okay – quick note. ( Not c sharp)
I don’t hate editors. My last comments may get some riled or raise the odd hackles. However, let me edify those of my specific position.
- It’s not all authors, my axe grinding is with the younger crowd that believe pieces of paper and titles make them authorities or gods/goddesses of writing
- I believe that there are many good editors out there – they know how to read; For example, actually apply grammar and are very unbiased.
- Marketers aren’t editors.
Okay, hope that makes things clearer for you all. In edition – just because the plot used in one story works for that genre; It doesn’t mean that it’s a one size fits all preposition. Far from it chaps! Certain authors, as does certain stories, work best or shine in certain formulae , but not all! Each author, as each story, is unique and should be treated individually; not as a collective.
Note that one can’t get plot line through osmosis, telepathy or skimming. That’s the idiots recipe for disaster!
Until next time true believers!
~ The Pirate Poet