Re: seasick novelist has some questions
Except, editors can't help a story line that has been botched with a huge faux pas up front. Consider, if Herman Melville had written Moby Dick for a crew of three, setting out to go whaling in a, ah, whaleboat. OK, so the editors change that to a whaling ship...and there's still only three characters on board.
Yeah, there's a limit to what editors can do versus what you need a full co-author for.
And even with a co-author, well, the classic screw-up on that is James Patterson's "Sail". Apparently neither he nor his uncreditted co-author ever stepped onto a sailboat. ROFLMAO, closed book and dropped it back at the library fast.
Audiences these days are easily insulted.