Candace over at Change it up Editing was kind enough to play host to a little writing allegory of mine. Just in time for Christmas.
I was editing a novel the other day and thinking about how much I enjoy my work, so I posted on Facebook:
“Writing is creative, but revising is like putting together a puzzle, and editing is like wrapping a gift. I love them all!”
Writer Oliver Gray commented, “This is just begging to be turned into an Xmas-themed extended metaphor for the writing process.”
To which I replied, “Do I hear you accepting my invitation for a guest post?”
Lucky for all of us, Oliver did accept my invitation, and you’re in for a special holiday treat:
As I kid, I was notoriously bad at giving gifts. I had a penchant for stealing things that people needed (like my grandfather’s reading glasses, or the communal TV remote), wrapping them up, and giving them back to their owners as gifts on Christmas morning in some attempt to make them more…
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