Understand you don’t share anything you see and do here with anyone. Not your momma, your best friend, your girl. Watch your step.
Over to the left, that’s Plot. Character and Dialogue is next door. Once they get all that stuff humming, the manuscripts go upstairs to Style and Emotional Content, where the real work begins.
You thought Mr. Tanzer did it all by himself? Who’ll look after the boys if we’re not here 24/7?
He still comes in sometimes after a jog. Dropped a sweaty arm over my shoulder once. Happiest moment of my life.
Setting? Third floor. Can you believe they tried You Can Make Him Like You in New York first?
Damn right, it’s a Chicago book!
Across from Setting , they handle Tweets, Status Updates, the blog. I started there, wrote emails to jokers like Tom Williams and Barry Graham. Jeez, they go on.
You’re Proofreading, right? Fourth floor. Elevator’s this way. The pages’ll start coming soon. Trust me. The work isn’t easy, but like we say here, there’s a little bit of all us in Ben Tanzer and a little Ben Tanzer in all of us. Just remember that, buddy. You’ll do fine.