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The First Writer and Editor: 'Take out that part?! Are you nuts? How is the stampede scene at the end of the cave going to make sense without it?!'
'It was a last-minute change, but a good one.'
'I heard he was a thesaurus editor.'
'The publisher wants to know how the article on the booming economy is coming along.'
"I'm sorry, Susie, but right now we're not in the market for a 'kiss and tell' book."
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"Anyone can hate, Mr. Brookings, but can your gare fill a book?"
"I'm sorry-you tapped into something no one cares about."
Tags:writer, writers, author, authors, novelist, novelists, journalist, journalists, editor, editors, publish, publishers, publishing, journalism, niche market, niche markets, apathy, apathetic, bad writer, bad writers, bad writing, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, algorithm, algorithms, the algorithm, idea, ideas
"Sometimes I feel like I'm trapped in a tiny room, looking out at a world that's passing me by. . ."
Tags:screen, screens, screenwriter, screenwriters, editor, editors, editing, writer, writers, empathy, empathising, empathizing, sympathy, sympathetic, sympathize, sympathise, empathize, emotion, emotions, scene, scenes, tv director, tv directors, surveillance van, surveillance vans, spy, spies, perspective, perspectives, job dissatisfaction, career path
"It's about keeping the bunny alive within each of us."
"There's the pressure from my public, naturally, as well as the pressure from my publisher, my agent, and all that. But the real pressure comes from that devil inside that makes me different from other men, that makes me a writer. But, of course, you know all about pressure, grinding out those papers at Sarah Lawrence."
Tags:writer, writers, writing, author, authors, book, books, novel, novels, literature, publisher, publishers, publishing, editor, editors, publishing company, publishing companies, publishing house, publishing industry, literary agent, literary agents, public, pressure, internal motivation, student, students, college, college, college student, college students, university, universities, essay, essays, paper, papers, dating, date, dates, stress, stressful, education, higher education, academia, academics, pretentious, flattery, flirting, pompous
'That's not an accident. I left out chapter 7 and 11 on purpose.'
"Great money scenes!"
Danae's Prescient Auto-Biography: '...My prescient autobiography is a publisher's dream...no need for fact-checking!'
"Now you can send it."
Tags:letter, letters, message, messages, message in a bottle, messages in a bottle, perfectionist, perfectionists, perfectionism, writer, writers, writing, desert island, desert islands, author, authors, editor, editors, critic, critics, own worst critic, own worst critics, spouse, spouses, frustration, frustrations, frustrate, frustrates, frustrating, annoying, pedant, pedants, pedantic, husband, husbands, wife, wives, delay, delays, delaying, sos, s.o.s., help, helps, send for help, sending for help, draft, drafts, drafting, rough draft, rough drafts, revise, revises, revising, revision, revisions, too much coffee man
"True, it's an authorized biography, but we'd do better by marketing it as unauthorized."
Tags:biography, biographies, authorized biography, authorized biographies, unauthorized biography, unauthorized biographies, writer, writers, author, authors, editor, editors, publisher, publishers, publishing house, publishing houses, publishing company, publishing companies, marketing, marketing tactic, marketing tactics, selling, bestsellers, bestseller, controversy, controversies, salesman, sales, salesperson, salesmanship
"My wife! My best friend! Advance uncorrected galleys of my new book!"
Tags:embarrass, embarrasses, humiliate, humiliates, humiliating, humiliation, humiliations, draft, drafts, rough draft, rough drafts, writer, writers, author, authors, unfinished work, unfinished works, galley, galleys, manuscript, manuscripts, publish, publishes, publisher, publishers, publishing, editor, editors, cheat, cheats, cheating, cheater, cheaters, infidelity, spouse, spouses, best friend, best friends, wife, wives, husband, husbands
"The stories are false. The names are real to stimulate sales."
Tags:literature, literary, word play, play on words, ironic, irony, author, authors, authored, book, books, book lover, writing, should be writing, you should be writing, manuscript, artistic, artist, artists, art, arts, culture, cultured, writer's block, bookworm, book worm, bookworms, book worm, book, books, novel, novels, library, librarians, librarian, book lover, book lovers, literature, literary, lit, lit major, read, reading, avid reader, readers, reader, novel, novels, novelist, novelists, agent, agents, literary agent, literary agents, editor, editors, publishers, publishing, sale, sales, profit, profits, biography, biographical, fake, lie, lies, false
"But think of the S.E.O. if the title actually named the two cities."
Tags:writer, writers, writing, author, authors, book, books, novel, novels, literature, manuscript, manuscripts, draft, drafts, publisher, publishers, publishing, editor, editors, publishing company, publishing companies, publishing house, publishing industry, suggestion, suggestions, suggestions, recommendation, recommendations, recommending, seo, s.e.o., search engine optimization, search engine optimisation, a tale of two cities, charles dickens, name, names, city, cities, search engine, search engines, internet, online, computer, computers, advertising, marketing, publicity, technology, modern life
"Dear Author: Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to reject your work."
Tags:writer, writers, writing, author, authors, book, books, novel, novels, literature, manuscript, manuscripts, draft, drafts, publisher, publishers, publishing, editor, editors, publishing company, publishing companies, publishing house, publishing industry, rejected, rejection, rejection letter, rejection letters, thank you letter, thank you letters
Edit the Author 6-7
Tags:author, authors, novelist, novelists, writer, writers, novel, novels, literary figure, literary figures, literary aspiration, literary aspirations, meet the author, book signing, book signings, bookshop, bookshops, book shop, book shops, bookstore, bookstores, book store, book stores, reader, readers, editor, editors
'A-ha, They spelled 'Kloprinol' with a 'c''
Tags:career change, career changes, career, careers, editor, editors, editing, publishing, publisher, publish, pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, drugs, drug, production line, production, producing, proofreading, proofread, read, reading, spelling, spell, check, checking, change, changing, changed, close to home
"They have a wonderful author-editor relationship."
Tags:monastery, monasteries, catholic, catholics, author, authors, editor, editors, manuscript, manuscripts, monk, monks, illumination, illuminated, illuminated manuscript, illuminated manuscripts, close relationship, close relationships, writer, writers, writing, professional writer, professional writers, publisher, publishers, publishing, publishing business, publishing businesses
"I can see you drew heavily from your own bad writing."
"I publish unfettered on the web."
Tags:writer, writers, author, authors, men, man, drinks, drinking, publishers, publish, publishing, internet, web, online, self-publish, self-publishing, brag, bragging, flex, flexing, pride, proud, independent, colleague, colleagues, censorship, editing, editor, editors, freedom, braggart, braggarts