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On Editing… Can An Editor Know If Your Writing Is Good Within The First Few Lines?

On Editing…

Can An Editor Know If Your Writing

Is Good Within The First Few Lines?

 

I found this video on youtube.com. I have to say it sums up a lot of what I have discovered editing my own clients manuscripts.

These are accomplished, but not well known editors or writers. They’re part of the Banff Center For The Arts in Canada. It’s a very prestigious school that has been around since 1933.

These editors say the most important thing the want in a story is to be sucked into it. I completely agree!

Probably the most revealing, and most valuable insight this video offers is this; these editors say they can usually tell after just a few lines (Yikes!) or maybe the first chapter if they will like the story.

I have found this to be true.

The video below features interviewer Ian Brown and writers and editors Victor Dwyer and Charlotte Gill. This interview is from 2014.

Thank you for reading. I wish you many imaginative tales.

R.M. Robbins   info@thewritersnexus.com

 

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