Writers from an Editor’s Perspective


Dinty W. Moore, an editor at Brevity and the anthology Best Creative Nonfiction, is interviewed by Matador Notebook on writers. He makes some interesting and useful points about the ever-branching taxonomy of specialized writers:

“But when these labels become barbed-wire fences, no one is served. A writer is a writer is a writer, and we are all using the same material: language. Sometimes I need to study the work of a good technical writer, or journalist, to learn a technique or approach. Other times I need to remind myself of what poets do.”

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