The Editrix explores everything Asher writes and says, endlessly, mercilessly, and gently. She is the practical voice of editorial debate with Asher. She sometimes gives Asher assignments which are really experiments in avenues for creative work – Asher is good with assignments – and then discusses the results of those experiments with Asher. No one knows what the Editrix looks like, so Asher has assigned her the image of Jack Nicholson in The Shining. His punishment has yet to be determined.
The essential thing about The Editrix, is that she senses the unspoken needs of a writer in her care, packages them up, and delivers them proactively, whenever possible. Asher has come to rely on her to know what to do when no one else does. She’s a Confessor of sorts. The Editrix keeps The Book of Asher, uses it to remind him who he is, asks him why (about everything), and then studiously records the results of pointed interviews.