Editing, writing, ghostwriting, design and formatting is very satisfying … watching someone else’s piece grow, evolve, and reveal the talents, skills, and feelings of other writers brings a silent joy to an editor’s heart. Watching another writer learn and accept the various truths of this challenging industry, their confidence growing and expanding with every verb tense that finally falls into place or the beauty of a crisp, new book … their own.
Few achievements can surpass the excitement of reading or seeing your own words in print, knowing you’ve given your all and have shared your uniqueness with the world. Editors help others spread the knowledge of their expertise, give the gift of drama, and the balm of fiction.
Reading is universal, mind-expanding, calming, exciting and just plain fun. I love a book that’s been researched well. I want the story, the plot, the fiction, but give me something new to experience, learn, digest. When I read I want to be challenged, intrigued, surprised!
Writers are Readers, and Readers are Writers
Editors are all of the above …
Deborah A. Bowman
How can we let the words of our ancestry
Dissolve in apathy and lethargy?
Where are the thinkers, the readers, who learned from history
The way to the future, progression through evolution?
The mind is a precarious concept–it cannot be seen or touched,
But the mind can be starved, filled with anxiety, rushed …
To the point of no return.
We need to learn from the written word.
–Deborah A. Bowman