LGT: I am considering accepting this offer. But my cynical muses are fierce. A ‘right book editor’ for me would have to be someone who knows me and is competent for the task. Qualifications and years of experience will be superb. There are competent book editors out here, but they are either hard to come by or too expensive to afford. My mindset is that of an average author, my confidence and esteem ebb away. I generally rate my writing as good-enough, but not excellent. But even excellent writing often fails to make the grade. I have observed this in the work of many talented writers whose books have yet to climb the ladder of success. With all this in mind and more, the cynic is contemptuous.
What are the elements of a good story?
A good story has authentic, multidimensional characters and a flexible focal length that simultaneously creates tension over multiple length scales.
LGT: I had this as well as other issues in mind while writing ✍🏾 a satirical short story Darker Than Blue – This Mortal Coil