ONE MORE READING RECOMMENDATION
Most of us bloggers are simply frustrated writers. I have some familiarity with going through a professional editing process but not much, relatively speaking, so I found it interesting to read how Tom Barnett was put through his paces by the process at Esquire magazine
It's a good lesson for aspiring writers on the degree to which you need to have your ducks in a row if you expect to someday get published in a big-time forum. Tom's rep as a visionary, best-selling, author did not stop Esquire from taking his reportage and running it through an editorial Iron Maiden - several times. No quarter was asked or given. Dr. Barnett referred to it as becoming " a made man" at Esquire.
I kind of imagine Mark Warren
sitting across a large desk, manuscript in hand, and looking down the barrel of a red-marking pen at a prospective writer laying prostrate on his office floor, and saying:
" Do you feel lucky, punk ?"