Monday, January 15, 2018

Some holiday reading!



What Editors Do by Peter Ginna is a must read.


15 comments:

Carolynnwith2Ns said...

What Editors Do
What Agents Do
What Writers Do
What Parents Do
What Senior Citizens Do
What Worriers Do

We are like Janet up and posting at 3:33 AM
Let's all take a nap and dream.

Sharyn Ekbergh said...

Yes! I'll get this.

french sojourn said...


Hunting on my kindle, thanks. *as usual*

Her Grace, Heidi, the Duchess of Kneale said...

People always do more than we think they do. Interesting when you find out what that is.

Lisa Bodenheim said...

I'm especially intrigued by the chapter on developmental editing: Open-Heart Surgery, or Just a Nip and Tuck?

El El Piper said...

I check out this site and Query Shark daily to pick up grains of wisdom as a lurker. Soon, I will have enough grains to produce a loaf of bread. For those like me who can still benefit from deep query analysis, there are new queries over at the Query Shark site! Thank you so much for your time and insights on both sites, Janet. Much appreciated!

Kathy Joyce said...

Ooh, this looks good! Love to see a series with all the books 2Ns listed. (Well, I can do the parents, senior citizens, and worriers on my own, so just the other three.)

I'm happy today. After weeks of research (and a fail by pro computer geeks) my beloved husband recovered the files on my computer!!!!

Bonnie Shaljean said...

Many thanks, Janet - as always. <3
I've just bought this book, and am looking forward to sitting by the fireside with it and a glass of hot port tonight. Betsy Lerner's The Forest For The Trees is another beloved fave, and due for a re-read. Bliss.

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MA Hudson said...

Ooh, I've got this book. It's on my tottering TBR pile.
The books I read alternate between my writing genre (MG), books on writing craft, and the fiction I read for full-immersion enjoyment.

Bonnie Shaljean said...

It’s now quarter to eleven at nght in Ireland, fire is blazing, hot port is guzzled. Favouite passage so far:

“It is, I must report, untrue that Manhattan editors spend most of their time having three-martini lunches in elegant restaurants, but breaking bread (and hoisting a glass) with agents is in fact part of the job.”

Tough work, but somebody’s gotta do it...

Lennon Faris said...

This was definitely not on my TBR list. So, thanks for the tip, Janet!

Lennon Faris said...

"It’s now quarter to eleven at night in Ireland, fire is blazing, hot port is guzzled."

Also, Bonnie, that sounds very hygge. My new fav word.

Bonnie Shaljean said...

Yep. I do hygge bygge-time.

Peter Ginna said...

I could not agree more! Thank you.