adventures in dysthymia

Friday, December 09, 2016

Writing and Recording

As both an author and a sometime recording engineer, I can note the similarities between the two processes:

Writing a book is like recording the tracks for a song — getting it all down but not yet integrated into a whole.

Editing/rewriting that book is like mixing the tracks, getting each to the correct volume, properly panned left and right, adding a touch of reverb or other effects to pull it all together.

And, finally, line edits and proofreading are the ‘mastering’ phase of the project, catching any small mistakes, anything that is out of balance, in a finished work.

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