Sunday, August 1, 2010
Even the Experts
I mentioned in a previous post that I'm reading The Fire in Fiction by Donald Maass. I have a first edition, and I must say I'm surprised by the inordinate number of typos in the book. Coming from a highly respected agent and a publisher like Writer's Digest--both behemoths in the publishing industry--the typos are unexpected, refreshing, and ironic. Unexpected for obvious reasons. Refreshing because it goes to show that even the experts can miss the mark. Ironic in that Donald Maass, who seems to want so much from aspiring writers, has fallen short of his own demands.