Wednesday, September 30, 2009


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."


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... :-)

Law and Order said...


Mary McCallum said...

heh heh