5000 red marks

November 24, 2009 at 6:37 pm | Posted in blogging, writing | 23 Comments
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(character voice) – Why must you ignore the rules of grammar? I will have to argue with you about every single one and I already know you will never give up. Stalemate.  And stop messing with the tenses leashes and start barking mad giving the characters names so we know who you are talking about.

Signed,

The Editor.

(another character voice) – Holey mackeral, sorry.  Grammar is a boojwah affectation. So which was the first red mark again,

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  1. thank you for the small peep into the process of publishing..
    Oh, it’s totally fictional. I am going to build outward from it, to a little totally fictional story about a writer and an editor. And neither of their views accurately represents my own. I remember last time, I didn’t put this disclaimer here and some people got confused. Thanks for the comment!

  2. cheeky. fictional but authentic!

  3. oh this is great and whoa thats a lot of redmarks-the character with idea bubbles all around popping. you do this magic thing in different places simultaneously like krishna or something-the action behind the curtain, a number of numbers onstage, the roar of claughter (clapping and laughter)

  4. Only 5000?

  5. hehehehehe

  6. Me : Cool and witty. love it
    character voice:giggles

  7. Hi paul, loved this text, here is my answer proposal for the editor: You do not understand creativity, which sometimes involves breaking the rules like the grammar ones (I know it is not a very bright response but might work with him)

  8. Ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha. Bloody proofreaders. I love your ‘boojwah affectation’ to bits and pieces.

  9. This reminds me of an interview I once saw with Jack Bruce, lead singer and bass player with Cream. He studied cello at the Scottish Conservatory of Music, after a couple of years he submitted a piece of music, it was returned to him covered in red corrections. He went on to be the best bass player of his time, a recognised genius, he admitted in the interview that it took him four years to unlearn all the rules that were drummed into him.

    I might start submitting my poems in red ink, just to confuse the editors.

  10. I’d fail big time under the editor’s red pen. I class myself as a grammar groper: big and ugly enough to know what a stretch of fishing line looks like; can’t be sure if the bait is independent.

  11. ooh i love all the voices; as tipota said, idea bubbles popping up all over

  12. Words are jewels. Grammar is kaka. Suggestion to all editors: Stop Arguing! Who is the artist in the social diad anyway? The poet or the proofreader? I agree with Mark WIlliam Jackson. To take his point one step further, maybe we should start incorporating the red marks into our poems and submit that.

  13. it is nevertheless or even more of a look into publishing story if this is what happens in your head..
    and well worth the comments that followed.

  14. Wow enjoyed reading this blogpost. I submitted your feed to my blogreader.

  15. Mr. Squires, you were, in fact, ahead of your time. I’ve made a decision I think you’ll be proud of. Only took me about a year to get there. I’ll email you.

    And my comment does relate to your post, which I quite enjoyed. 🙂

  16. i don’t think grammatically, and thereandwhyfore won’t write grammatically.

  17. you said it the first and the best. i pay off the grammar police behind the chinese restaurant every week to leave me alone.

  18. good luck with the editors:)

  19. Some editors know what they’re talking about some of the time.

  20. Ha,ha,ha

  21. I still don’t understand the inherent concept inside critiquing an original, however we all want to be a part of it, or maybe because

  22. One thing that I adore about your work Paul is your use of commas – sometimes breaking the rules reveals more truths than staying within them.

  23. Love it.


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