Everywhere I look online, there is a writer/editor divide.  Writers and Editors are enemy creatures:  They have different blogs, different advice, and different career paths.  One creates; the other destroys.

But we’re young; we don’t have careers, and that means we don’t have to compartmentalize quite so fiercely.  What I loved (and hated) about high school was that there were so few opportunities for writers that we could take advantage of all of them—including those that involved editing.

This post is a celebration of the act of editing, of the writer brave enough to cross the divide.  As editor of my high school literary arts magazine, I was able to see writing in another light and to take that perspective back to my own work.  So, without further ado, here are the Top 5 Reasons You Should Join a Literary Magazine. Read the rest of this entry »