Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Editors Begone!

From an interview with Anne Rice in The New York Times last week (no link because the article is no longer available online for free):

"People who find fault and problems with my books tend to say, 'She needs an editor,' '' Ms. Rice said. "When a person writes with such care and goes over and over a manuscript and wants every word to be perfect, it's very frustrating.''

She added: "When you take home a CD of Pavarotti or Marilyn Horne, you don't want to hear another voice blended in. I feel the same way about Hemingway. If I read it, I don't want to read a new edited version.''

Honey, if anyone needs an editor, it's you. What a lovely combination: bloated prose and bloated ego.