You you would think, wouldn't you, that as we call oursleves writers, that we would be inpossession of optic nerves so atuned to mistakes that they would jump from the page and headbutt us between the eyes.
In editing a couple of pieces of work over the last few days it had come to my attention that this in fact isnt true The brain is a wonderfull thing, it reads the words and interprets then, reading the sentence as a whole and ignoring any glaring cock-ups making way for a smooth flow of text.
I recently sent a story into the Moon Topples competitition only realising afterwards that, in fact, I had in fact, repeated myself badly. I had read this piece over and over again, carefuly checking each spelling apotrophe, comma and general writing style.
Why then is it so easy to spot the mistake in others peoples work? Fuck nose?