What has been the most powerful push a mentor has given you for your writing?
When I first started writing for Matador in 2008 I had Tim Patterson as my editor. I remember him using the term “superfluous” and it was probably the first time anyone’s said that to me (I remember looking it up to fully get what he meant). It had a big impact on me, as did his edits when I saw the final piece…and it helped me understand writing tight a lot better. It’s really when I started to question everything I was putting down.