As I sit here on a Sunday morning, enjoying the sunshine and my coffee, I see a tweet from one of my fellow naturist authors, Wallace Greensage. Wallace just published his third book, and seeing that tweet made me think of this here post.
I had the good luck to have these same fellow authors willing to look over my writing. Mind you, I’m not a native English speaker (nor writer), so my English isn’t perfect.
At that moment it struck me how great that naturist
Working together like that is important. Writers, like any kind of people, can fall into traps when putting down words. Some things just don’t seem to want to go away. My ‘skill’ in writing
Having someone check the writing is important. Another set of eyes always sees things that escape a writer because of habit and blindness to her/his own mistakes. Of course, there are tricks you can use to catch most of them, but having a buddy, an editor, a proof-reader is vital to discovering the oddities and flaws. Also, someone like that can detect stupid things, like someone suddenly going from blue eyes to brown eyes and then going back to blue eyes, to give an example.
For me it is also important to have collaborators who are naturists themselves. People who understand the spirit of the writing, who write and live that themselves. If there is a concept in a book that isn’t naturist, they will catch that and tell me about it. A textile editor would totally miss that.
This post is basically a THANK YOU! note to the people who help me in making my writing palatable for consumption. So thank you, Ted, Will and everyone who has helped to make my stories better. Sheila and Jeremy thank you, as do the cast of Mirror Earth, the