4 Responses to “Eavesdropping on the editor’s loop”

  1. Tez Miller November 6, 2007 at 8:26 PM #

    Actually, I think “elfs” should be “elves”. But my brain is wired with UK spelling πŸ˜‰

    Have a lovely day! πŸ™‚

  2. Laura November 7, 2007 at 8:23 AM #

    Dialogue tags/action tags and punctuation. End result: Yuck.

    Huh? What’s wrong with punctuation? I’m confused.

  3. Angie November 7, 2007 at 8:49 AM #

    Tez, probably you’re right πŸ™‚

    Laura, punctuating dialogue tags/action tags = yuck (keeping track of the different rules, exceptions and getting it right)

    Though there are days when I think all punctuation = yuck because just hyphens alone means knowing fifty thousand rules and exceptions. No really, that’s not an exaggeration. Fifty thousand πŸ˜‰

  4. Teddypig November 8, 2007 at 12:55 AM #

    *Plot devices: In a historical, a woman masquerading as a boy, to protect herself. Of course, the hero has an unexplained attraction to her. Our discussion was about how it works, whether it works and some old books that used that device were even mentioned. End result: To an editor we agreed it depended on the execution. And when the hero finds out the young boy isn’t a boy but a woman. Before or after some hanky panky?

    Shakespeare’s comedy classic!

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