I am also becoming increasingly aware of just how good a writer Hans Christen Andersen was in that many of the themes have a great deal of depth behind them (nor has he laid it on thickly to ram the points home, he's far more subtle than that and it works far better. Am picking up a lot of how-to-write tips here as well. Well they say learn from the best!).
All of this is making me wonder whether I can apply some analytical techniques to my work and I think they could be useful when looking at the "final, best as I can make it at this time" edit just prior to sending stories out there. So I hope to give this a try. I think what may happen is I may pick up on things I need to flesh out a little bit more before submission and things like that. Hope to report back on how I get on and if I notice any differences in my editing abilities. I think they should be improved. And if there is anything I have learned as a writer, there is always room for improving your skills.