Randy Greenwald

Concerning Life as It Is Supposed to Be

A Plea for Gutsy Editors

After wading through all 1,074 pages of Stephen King’s Under the Dome
some time ago, I began to wonder if perhaps King was SO big that there no editor with the guts or authority to urge him to tighten up his work.

Monday morning I finished Larry Crabb’s Shattered Dreams, a book with some startling and challenging and helpful observations – repeated about 18 times each. Perhaps he, too, needs the love and attention of a firm and gifted editor who is unwilling to be cowed by his reputation and tell him to his face when he is being repetitive without mercy.




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  1. Jay

    The succinctness and brevity (is that redundant?) of your post wasn’t lost on me. 🙂

  2. chrisinnm

    I think *I* need such an editor…

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