He accepted their advice and patterned his clothing, appearance, bearing, and conduct after theirs. Though several Democratic-Republicans, including John Peter Van Ness, joined with the Federalists to oppose his candidacy, Van Buren won election to the state senate in mid But by far the worst thing that editors do is to unleash those anonymous vandals known as copy-editors.
A high price to pay. Incidentally, agents can be very valuable in freeing up your time for writing, as well as in getting you better deals than you are likely to get for yourself. Welles, like Groucho, was a force of nature, a dramatic figure with the uncanny talent of making intriguing even the most banal characters and situations.
But she never tried to micro-manage my style. Despite airs of father-knows-best that seem to go with the job, many editors not only happen to be ignorant, but are necessarily ignorant, of many of the things that they tinker with. It means something to me. University of Chicago Press,pp.
They are not paying to be lied to. It is hard to believe that any reader knows or cares what their house style is. Perhaps a new writer is so anxious to see his name in print that he will submit to anything to achieve that transient glory. Anyone who grew up in a tough neighborhood knows that reputation is what keeps people from bothering you.
Some young would-be writers may lament their misfortune in living out in the boondocks, instead of being at the heart of the publishing industry in New York.
Finally, the last hurdle are the book reviewers, only some of whom actually review the book. Take, for example, Groucho Marx and Truman Capote, who were diametric opposites in just about every possible way, save for the fact that they were both writers or thought of themselves as such.
Book editors have the courage of their anonymity. Censorship or Creeping Creativity. Seldom is that the case, however. The longest review any of my books ever received—several thousand words, spread over two consecutive issues of The New York Review of Books—contained not one word referring to anything past the first chapter of Ethnic America.
Who wants to grab this on our team. One can only imagine how remarkable that must have been to witness in person, to see him on full display, in charge and in control, dancing about the stage, making wisecracks, breaking into song. The other danger in replying is that it may encourage some publications to print outrageous attacks on you, because they can then depend upon a free contribution from you in return.
Despite his commitments as a father and state party leader, Van Buren remained closely engaged in his legislative duties, and during his time in the Senate he served as the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Nor was this a case of unrecognized talent. University of Chicago Press,p.
However, in the spirit of compromise and reasonableness, I enclosed a fresh, unedited manuscript and declared myself ready to resume work on the book just as soon as I received this new manuscript back, copy-edited in a wholly different spirit by a different copy-editor.
And Vidal, though cool to the point of aloofness before the Mailer volcano, did little to ease the forthcoming conflict, actually coaxing on his counterpart by not-so-subtly referencing the time Mailer stabbed his wife. In what ways smaller. Unfavorable or even biased reviews are a fact of life for anyone who writes on controversial subjects.
Not only can the host lift what you said out of context; he can also splice in what your enemies have said about you, without your having an opportunity to reply. In other words, she could cite nothing whatsoever to back up her claim, but chose to create the illusion that she could with a pseudo-footnote.
The real issue is not fairness to writers but honesty with readers. Replies never catch up with accusations, however, as Senator Joe McCarthy demonstrated in his campaign of character-assassination back in the s.
Then there are editors and, worst of all, copy-editors. Paying them 15 percent of your royalties is usually well worth it. Even writers who have gone on to win prizes and make the best-seller lists often spent years collecting rejection slips.
Historian Jacques Barzun argued that romanticism was falsely opposed to realism and declared that " the romantic realist does not blink his weakness, The true antithesis, then, is between romanticism and realism.
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