Work the Room

The women were in the kitchen. The men were in the living room. It was a wine tasting party and I was there because I was related to the hostess. Otherwise, I didn't know these women. One of these women, an executive at Wal-Mart, was telling the other wives about how she screwed up her …

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Please pass the salt. I’ve got a wound over here that needs some.

You should read Betsy Lerner's The Forest for the Trees: And Editor's Advice to Writers. Indeed, an editor enjoys nothing more than being startled awake by a particularly witty or moving letter or reading the fresh pages of an extremely well-written manuscript and finding that the world receded as she becomes more deeply involved in …

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