Wayne provides examples of minute, exquisite details that a professional proofreader is likely to notice, and makes a plea that you have a professional look at your proofs and not just yourself.
Wayne talks about two aspects of detail in writing: le mot juste and the telling detail. All inspired by another podcaster oversharing a little …
Wayne discusses the two opposite poles of editing: attention to minutiae and attention to overall structure.
Wayne discusses reviews of fiction in the broad sense, focusing on things that reviewers ask that are irrelevant—and suggesting things they could ask about that would be more revelatory about the author and their book.
Wayne discusses the importance of a type of spareness in writing fiction, and cites a short story by Raymond Carver, novels by Vladimir Nabokov, a song by Leonard Cohen, and two movies (Unforgiveable and Glengarry Glen Ross)—to illustrate his points.