OT: McKinley

meparks at mtholyoke.edu meparks at mtholyoke.edu
Wed Feb 18 17:46:20 EST 2004

Quoting Robyn Starkey <rohina at shaw.ca>:

>> I have long thought that many successful authors *cough* McCaffrey *cough* 
> have this kind of an attitude. I hadn't heard about Rice actually making 
> the declaration, but it just confirms my prejudices. Authors obviously get 
> uppity -- do copy editors get less willing to make suggestions, or are they
> overruled and ignored?

I really think that this was the biggest problem with Harry Potter 5 (and 4 to 
a lesser extent).  I had a friend who swore up and down that she'd read fanfic 
online that was better, truer to the characters, and better edited.

lizzie, spamming with glee ;)

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