By "business" here I am not referring to financial concerns, though they remain important considerations. Instead I mean the "creative" decisions that are made over the course of composition and revision.
When I write and edit, I rely upon many criteria when making creative judgments, but the most important--the "final"--criterion is: "what choice will best stimulate--entertain, amuse, challenge, charm, please, coax, and satisfy--the reader?" I shouldn't wish to overstate this, but here is the business of writing and editing, and here are the effuse but very real lines which describe the frontiers of the Highbrow Commonwealth.
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