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One-Liner Wednesday – On Editing


If I could speak to Stephen King right now I would say, “Your books make me want to edit my work, because although I will likely never be, I want to be as good as you.”


UPDATED March 4th/15

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The rules that I’ve made for myself (but don’t always follow) for “One-Liner Wednesday” are:

1. Make it one sentence.

2. Make it either funny or inspirational.

Have fun!

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

48 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday – On Editing

  1. Don’t want to be as good as StephenKing, want to be as good as LindaGHill. If everyone wanted to be as good as Stephen King then we would only need one author, Stephen King. Stay unique, with your own already very good voice.


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  4. I better start editing mine because I want to be as good as him…

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  5. Looks like we both had writing topics on our brains today. Great minds. 🙂


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  8. Okay Linda, I did it! I had no idea what to do when you invited me to participate in your one-liner Wednesday. 101 blogging assignment was to find an event. I thought of you instantly. I am so happy to know what an event is now…excuse my rambling LOL

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  10. I know what you mean, so I recently started reading his book “On Writing” — eager to learn more about how he does what he does!

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  14. This is a bit OT, but I took some pix with my vita of the stupid construction on Davis and Main Street. —>


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  18. One of the things I am working on now is developing my poetry editing skills. Not quite like Stephen King or your prose editing, but still challenging for me.


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  28. Just don’t edit your work on Stream of Consciousness Saturday.


  29. I always say that I am not disciplined in my writing! YOu are very disciplined and I love that. I myself would love to be as good as John Grisham!!


  30. I love Stephen King too!!


    • He’s superb at what he does. So many people don’t realize it; those who refuse to read his work because of the genre of most of his books don’t know what they’re missing!

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      • They’re also missing out because they tend to assume that everything he writes is horror, which it’s not. 11/22/63 is an amazing love story/alternate history tale, Eyes of the Dragon and Dark Tower are fantasy, and so on.


        • I LOVED 11/22/63. It’s true, not everything he writes is horror. I just finished Revival – it’s not really horror either. At least I didn’t think so.

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          • I really want to check out Revival. I’m hoping it will clear the bad taste of Dr. Sleep out of my mouth. Though I’m rather worried it’s going to be a Frankenstein metaphor, from some of the descriptions I’ve heard..


            • Ha! Well, yeah. But it’s still worth the read. Was Dr. Sleep really that bad? I was going to buy it next… I heard Under the Dome was pretty awful.

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              • I thought Under the Dome was actually pretty good, personally. King’s at his best when he’s painting incestuous small-town politics and the “monsters” are Kiwanis nutjobs. The ending can take a hike, but overall I enjoyed it.

                Dr. Sleep… I may not be the best judge of. I was never heavily invested in The Shining to start with, so I may not be the target audience there. But seeing Danny essentially become his father than attempt to redeem himself, while interesting, just didn’t connect with me. The ultra-saccharine ending and the retcons of certain aspects of Jack’s character when combined with the seemingly arbitrary ties to the Overlook just didn’t do anything for me.


                • Ah, well, SK’s endings always did suck a little, didn’t they? He actually admitted that his son helped him with the end of 11/22/63… which is probably why it didn’t. But we still keep coming back.
                  Thanks for the reviews, Kaine. I’ll probably buy them both. I always do anyway. 😛

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                  • Eh. He has hits and misses. 11/22/63 is a hit, of course, but I’m one of a select group who enjoyed how Dark Tower ended… but a lot of times he does seem to reach for the “Ummm. out of ideas. Rocks fall, all die!” option. XD Perhaps I’m just more forgiving than most.

                    Hope you enjoy them when you get to them! XD You’ll have to let us know how it goes…


                    • If we didn’t forgive him we’d never read him, would we? It’s like childbirth – no one would have siblings if women didn’t forget, at least a little, the end of a pregnancy. 😛
                      I shall. 🙂 Thanks!

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