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Category Archives: Editors as writers

Walking the Walk: A Short Story for Your Consideration

In my last post, I wrote about the importance of editors being experienced writers. In an effort to sanctify that claim, I’ve decided to post one of my own short stories, Egg Hunting. Short stories are my favorite form of creative writing because of their density – by definition, you have a small amount of [...]

Why Editors Need to be Writers

I get the impression that editors are sometimes viewed the way teachers are: if you can’t do, you teach. If you can’t write, you edit. And that, in both cases, is a disappointing perspective. I am not an editor because I’m not a good enough writer. I’m an editor because my talent lies in seeing [...]