Writers have Muses that help us put the pen to paper and create some of the most amazing things.
I love my Muses they channel the most amazing characters in my stories and help me get into the heads of these characters and bring them to life.
I had an experience earlier this year with a person that has an editing background. I have since decided that I will never have this person look at any of my unfinished work. Editors are not writers nor are they creative. They think they are, but they aren’t. They are very necessary for clearing up meaning of words or word choice. They however are terrible when they start to destroy or assassinate a supporting character. They tend to bring their baggage into the editing with all this PC stuff.
My characters are anything but PC and that’s why I like them. They push the envelope and do things and say things that can be loveable or not so likeable. They start to develop a personality instead of being some flat ink written on the pages. They take shape and come alive. They start to look like your aunt Martha or Uncle George? Without these things it would just be plain boring to read.
I have since decided that I will use an Editor that I have used to write my articles. This person is gentle with changes without losing the meaning that the author was trying to convey. I am by no means a grammar person. I love writing and almost stopped because of all the difficulties that I had. When teachers, teach they need to know the difference between individuals that are writers and editors. Their well-meaning can be fatal to a creative individual that loves to write. I have met many an english major that was pretentious about writing.
Raven Hawke, Llc (MN, USA)