Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Predator

Mr Seven-Year-Old likes playing with words.

We were talking about mentoring, as I have been mentoring a creative writing student. He asked what a mentor did, and I explained about encouraging and looking over their work and doing some editing on it and giving my opinion and offering them support.

So he says, "you edit the work before it is finished?"

"Well, yes, in a way," I say.

"So you're like a pre-editor?" he says.

"Well, I suppose I am."

Then he starts giggling. "Mummy, that makes you a predator."

5 comments:

The Paradoxical Cat said...

Lol. Clever boy!

Dorte H said...

Well, I suppose a crime fiction writer must be.

Kiwicraig said...

from the mouths of babes... :-)

Aspiring Writer said...

Brilliant!

Mary McCallum said...

heh heh