There are hundreds of translations of this one poem; you’d think that we’ve heard it enough at this point. Yet every few years, a new version is published even though there are plenty of serviceable translations already available. So what’s the point of all these new translations?
Talking to a new group of classmates in my graduate program, I brought up how I feel that no one seems to read romance novels because no one ever talks about it. The number of individuals who gave an affirmative to reading romance showed that my statement wasn’t true. One individual even commented that more people read romance than you realize. So, this raises the question: with so many people claiming to be fans of romance novels, why aren’t more people talking about them? Why is reading this genre kept so close to the vest while others, like classic literature, are actively discussed?
I recently came across a first edition reprint of FOWLER’S MODERN ENGLISH USAGE––a book I had been meaning to read––in my neighborhood Little Free Library. Like THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE by Strunk and White and THE CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE, this book is often recommended to people learning how to write and edit, but it’s one I hadn’t had the chance to read yet.
The big stuff is there: good and evil, right and wrong, but the depth isn’t. Our protagonist doesn’t struggle. She’s too clean, too plain. How do we tell our author that their baby needs considerable re-working?
The editorial department often gets asked a lot of questions about resources that editors can use when they need help on a project. We thought it would be a great idea to compile a list of resources that every editor should have in their arsenal.
While not originally designed for writers (in fact, its founders created it to streamline communication amongst gamers), Discord has become a veritable haven for all kinds of people, including writers. With the ability to join and create public and private servers, anyone can use Discord to find their niche.