Inside The Editor’s Mind, Or Why Good Sentences Make Good Neighbors

May 26th, 2005 · No Comments
by Booksquare

Reagan Arthur, the editor of Case Histories, is guesting over the Litblog Co-op today. She talks about the book from the perspective of the editor, but more so from the perspective of being a fan of the author. It is heartening to read such enthusiasm for an author’s work, especially considering how many words an editor must encounter on a day-to-day basis.

As a reader and as an editor, I’m always happy to encounter a gorgeous sentence but I’m happier still to find a novel filled with them when they’re all in the service of that tricky taskmaster: Plot.

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