John MacDonald’s story starts in the early part of the Great Depression. Although he was a combat veteran of World War I, he likens the difficulty of enduring this tumultuous time as being harsher than a literal battlefield.
(Working on) Waiting for the Train, Part Two
(The first entry of this blog series is located here) Robert L. MacDonald, known as Bob or Mac, worked as an English teacher and non-profit educator up until his death in 2014. His relationship with his father, as the youngest son of three, was a source of great pain for Bob. His focus on his father’s journal lasted most of his adult life, although years would intervene between efforts to organize and publish it. At…
A Matter of Tense: Past or Present?
When an author frequently switches between past and present tense, how should an editor handle it?