Things Editors Say to Other Editors

From a note sent me from another Washingtonian editor in 1986; it was about a story made up of interesting quotes about Washington:

Although it often works in the absence of an inspired organizing principle, chronology is this case may not be the best policy. The problem is that chronology can’t fully exploit the possibilities of playing one quote against another or building on an idea. I’d let the writer roughly organize the best examples by subject and then turn them over to us.

I’d love to help further but in a couple of days I’m going to have a memory transplant and won’t recall this story.


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