Who: My teacher/editor and my classmate/friend
What: Discussing the editing process
Where: In class (Advanced Feature Writing for Magazines)
When: After dinner, before bed, or very late for someone who began work that morning at 5:15 (yours truly)
Why: Because "there are no great writers, only great re-writers"
How: Casually, openly, honestly
Teacher: "You may want to begin by cutting unnecessary adverbs."
Student: "But adverbs are my drug of choice!"
Teacher: "She said, delightedly."