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|I'll have not praise nor time for those who suppose that writing comes by some |
divine gift, some madness, some overflow of feeling ... As an editor, he likes to
quote T. S. Eliot: "I suppose some editors are failed writers, but so are most
|Failed Writers "Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers." - T.S. Eliot |
T.S. Eliot may or may not have added that most writers are failed editors. Had he
done so, I might have hung a portrait of Eliot over my dinner table. I actually ...
|expressing the results of that thinking, in speech and in writing, with clarity, logic, |
and grace. ... I was reminded of T. S. Eliot saying, 'Some editors are failed writers
but so are most writers'2 or the observation of AdlaiStevenson that 'An editor is ...
|I've been a writing editor—narcissist or helpmeet, depending on the day ofthe |
week. All editors take heart from T. S. Eliot's observation: “Some editors are failed
writers, but so are most writers." To write can have a good or a bad influence on ...
|Let's look at this lead: “Police in Wisconsin say one of the most hazardous times |
for drunk driving in that state [in that state ... a writer or an editor, don't become a
target of T.S. Eliot's jibe: “Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
|INSTRUCTIVE INTERLUDE Erasing the Blue-pencil Blues How to Keep Editors |
from "Butchering" Your Work If You're A Published Writer who's ... As T. S. Eliot is
said to have mused: "Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
|Yes, I suppose that some editors are failed writers — but so are most writers. T. S. |
ELIOT [HIS REMARK TO PUBLISHER ROBERT GIROUx] Most editors, with some
notable exceptions, have become packagers now, rather than close editors.
|Facts from the World of Writing and Publishing Erin Barrett, Jack Mingo. gets all |
the worries and only half the royalties." — Agatha Christie Some editors are failed
writers, but so are most writers." -T.S.Eliot The profession of book-writing makes ...
|8 Publisher Robert Giroux once asked Eliot whether he agreed with the widely |
held belief that most editors are failed writers. Eliot pondered for a moment, then
said, “Yes, I suppose some editors are failed writers — but so are most writers.
|Eliot pondered for a moment, then said, “Yes, I suppose some editors are failed |
writers — but so are most writers.” 7 A charming American woman was seated
next to Eliot at a dinner. The company drank good wine, the conversation was ...