I started this blog to, as the sidebar says, “help writers cross the fine line between where they are and where they want to be.” One way to do that, I reasoned, was to draw back the veil a bit between the editor and the writer.
As an editor, it thrills me to help writers see ways they can improve their writing in order to better communicate. Because, as George Bernard Shaw (right) says, “The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
I’ve now been playing with words on this blog for nearly three months. With that in mind, I hope you’ll indulge me and answer my poll. Do you like what you’re reading here? What do you like best? Are there other topics you’re interested in? Thanks in advance!
Michael Ehret, for Writing On The Fine Line
I enjoy the practical advice you offer in your posts. I love the editing process, but I know that I need the expertise of other people who have a more objective eye. The “In The Edit” you did for my JOURNAL article was a good learning experience for me. You’re doing a great job.
And I’m looking forward to having you join our South-Central ACFW Chapter meeting (via Skype) this evening!
Thanks Larry. I love editing too. When doing it I feel creative and purposeful.
I hope the Skype thing goes well … I am nervous about it. Have never done Skype before and am just not sure what to expect. It’s more the technology that makes me nervous, but I also hope I don’t fall flat on my face!
Without question, your “In The Edit” posts are quite helpful. They are a great learning experience, whether you’re in the hot seat yourself, or watching someone else get scalded (which you do in a brotherly way).
And I appreciate your Thursday thoughts on the editing/writing process. I like the Saturday quotes, too. Short, punchy reminders that writing is not as much an ethereal experience as it is hard work.
Can’t think of anything at the moment that I don’t like–except the thought that you might get tired of this and give it up. Don’t do it. I wouldn’t like that!
Jim, thanks for your excitement. I’m glad you enjoy the posts.