So, the 60x60 entries are slowly coming in now, but I hope with all you great writers out there, we will have loads more until next week.
Remember, you can write any 60 words (does not have to be in sixty seconds) and you can post or comment them on here. Exactly one week to go and I have read some great ones already.
In the beginning of the week, I had some issues with the newspaper I am writing for. The chief editor is not showing up (only happens in a University newspaper where people don't know what they are signing up for), the sub-editor thus needs to get extra help from volunteers and together they change so much in each section that the individual editors get furious about the tampering.
Writer need to accept different opinions about their work and in business they also have to allow changes to get the best result. I wonder how much is too much?
Where do you set the boundaries? When would you refuse to let someone change your work or is anything fine as long as it sells?
well, you must not let any editor change the point of your text or change it so that it doesn't fit your moral principles. And working in a newspaper at college is always chaotic :) I was a film editor at my college magazine some hundred years ago :) and it was also quite crazy.
I suppose it would always be case by case. I don't mind suggestions, I'm usually willing to listen and perhaps change something, unless I feel that it would dramatically affect the "feel" or the message of the piece. Under certain circumstances, I might even re-write something from a different perspective if asked. But I would never go against my gut instincts and radically change something just so it sells. I'd rather be poor and unknown than published, famous, and ashamed of what I wrote.