Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Day 7 - Here's to the Editors

I always wondered why it took so long, reportedly, to write a book. After all, if you can type really fast, you should be able to finish a book every fortnight or so, right?


To those who are about to edit, we salute you! Just remember the words of Mark Twain:

Substitute "damn" every time you're inclined to write "very"; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.


Diane said...

'Damn' might not work so much in contemporary times. Maybe should use something a lot more ruder now. One of my characters uses 'Damn' often. And that cartoon does not resemble me at all. Diane - who has trouble admitting to her OCED.

Enid Wilson said...

I admire Mark Twain "damn" much!

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Julia B said...

@Diane - I think, from what I've read of Mark Twain, that he would be quite happy for you to insert your swear of choice ^_^

@Enid - *lol* He obviously didn't think it through!