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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Sir Poops and Hair Ball: ISWG: Editing Out the Poop!


SPAL: Hello, nice people. I'm going to hang out in my house today. It's a freezing 36 degrees where I live in Florida.
HB: Yeah. It is. And he's staying in his box because he wrote his own story on the bathroom floor yesterday and then did some of his own editing.
HB: Pansy the poop eater! Anyway, he left just enough of his story behind so Mummsy understood what he did. 
SPAL: Maybe there's a lesson here for everyone to learn. Don't edit so much that no one gets the point of your story. Leave something behind.
HB: What does eating poop and editing have anything to do with each other? Although, Mummsy does say she sometimes writes poopy drafts and scenes.
SPAL: Well, when you're editing your draft just get rid of the poop. Not the good stuff. Just the poop that doesn't make your story flow.
HB: This is starting to sound like constipation to me. Eating some grass should fix that.
SPAL: Anyway, we hope you have a great day editing the poop out if your draft.
And we want to thank Alex J. Cavanaugh for The Insecure Writer's Group. It's a great place to be encouraged if you're depressed.GO HERE TO CHECK THIS OUT!
Also, before we go, we wanted you to head over to E.J. Wesley's. He's on a book tour with his fifth novella. GO HERE

HB: Mummsy will be around reading others' blogs today off and on.

Lots of Licks!

30 comments:

  1. That must've been fun to clean up.
    Don't over-edit. Check!

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    1. I about stepped in it. He only does this when its cold. But he does do it in the bathroom.

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  2. That sounds like what my cat threw up on my office floor the other morning.

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    1. But does she try to hide the evidence. Sir Poops is notorious for this.

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  3. That East Coast weather is crazy! *hugs* Stay warm!

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  4. Only two doggies could make that out of editing!

    Stay warm!

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  5. Awh, thanks for the mention guys! Tuck in those tails out East! Brrrr :)

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  6. You guys are freezing - and I'm baking in 88 degrees F weather, and we've yet to hit mid-summer temperatures....

    Don't over-edit. Leave something behind.
    Ha! As long as it's not poop... LOL

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    1. Poop is bad. Especially on the bathroom floor.

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  7. Great advice, Shelly, editing out the poop! Sometimes that's not so easy to do though, knowing what is good and what is cr---!

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    1. I know. Been working on getting rid of the crap in the Killer Stilettos draft.

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  8. It's so hard to imagine the usually fairly nice weather places even being so cold right now! Like us! Funny post as usual. I enjoy these so much! :)

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  9. Maybe I shouldn't say funny for this one, but cute the way they discuss the event. :)

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  10. Sorry it's so cold where you are, but thanks for having the boys help us with our editing. Balancing the poop is harder than it looks. Have a good rest of the week!

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    1. Thought it was warming up today. But it's still quite cold. And yes, editing can be a big chore.

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  11. I can't believe that it is that cold where you are.
    We are having such nice weather but hoping for some rain, we need it.

    Stay safe and warm.
    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Florida can get cold but it never lasts.

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  12. Sounds chilly!
    And yes edit out just the poop! The number of times I've accidentally edited out an important bit in the story. Oops ;)

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  13. LOL! I KNOW! I've been locked in my house with the heater cranked for three days. THIS IS NOT COOL, FLORIDA!!! Of course I hear we're supposed to be back up to 80 by Saturday. *fingers crossed*

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    1. Yes. We're looking forward to 60 degrees.

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  14. Ugh on the temps. We are in the 30's today so that is a real heat wave going on here from the last few days temps in the minus. The day it was minus twenty two I thought my poor Chihuahua would freeze to death. I thought my eye balls froze. TG for pee pads and newspapers! Really good take on editing. :) My dog doesn't only try to edit her own (poo); she will also try to edit any others (poo) deposited in the yard. :/ Heading over to check on the link for the novella! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Nice metaphor for not over editing. I'll try to watch where I step!

    Leanne ( http://readfaced.wordpress.com/ )

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  16. Editing out the poop is definitely important! I've been doing a lot of editing lately. Bye-bye to the poop!

    The Warrior Muse

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