Ann Emmert Abbott
Thanks, Jeff, for starting this thread. It was a nice gesture toward both Dorraine and me. I appreciate the thought, but perhaps you meant that I am a tough nut to crack? No, that didn’t come out right either.
Actually Dorraine was about the easiest interview I’ve done for “A Writer’s Edge.” Email ones are tough because you don’t have immediate feedback. I’m always short on time and patience and I knew she was working on another ms., equally time-pressed. So, I sat on my disagreements and need for clarification (or just plain nosiness), acquiesced to her preferences and used her responses pretty much just as they came. Dorraine is a fantastic writer, so there was little to edit, too.