Fun Fridays – Sept. 9, 2011

This one has been around for awhile but it still makes me laugh every time. It is the perfect parody of the author/editor brainstorming session. At the end the author sounds like one who has just attended a writers conference and received a variety of advice!

18 Responses to Fun Fridays – Sept. 9, 2011

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    Pegg Thomas September 9, 2011 at 5:11 am #

    Ummm… yeah. And we want to go though this… why?

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    TC Avey September 9, 2011 at 5:13 am #

    WOW! I have yet to have a meeting with an editor (or agent for that matter) and don’t really know what to expect, but I’m thinking I would have a hard time keeping my head from spinning in circles like the woman in the excorcit movie if I ever had to “brainstorm” with this guy! It would leave me completely baffled…

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    Sandra Ardoin September 9, 2011 at 5:21 am #

    LOL! Sounds like brainstorming sessions I have with myself.

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    Peter DeHaan September 9, 2011 at 5:34 am #

    I’ve been in conversations like this, where I want so badly to follow what the person is saying, but can’t grasp a single cogent thought. It reminds me of feedback I’m receiving from my dissertation committee (almost).

    In the movie “The Deal,” a movie about making a movie, the screenplay is altered, rewritten, re-pitched, and re-edited so many times as to make your head spin. It is both painful and funny; it is over-the-top ridiculous, yet also believable.

    (“The Deal” is edgy and a bit offensive, but the dry humor really resonated with me.)

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    Jeanette Windle September 9, 2011 at 5:52 am #

    Painfully accurate! Or not. 🙂

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    Jessica R. Patch September 9, 2011 at 6:30 am #

    Thanks for the morning laugh. This was hilarious!

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    Angela Breidenbach September 9, 2011 at 7:52 am #

    I have been very lucky! I just had a great brainstorming session with my editor and have had several very helpful ones with my agent, Tamela. But I’ve had the video version with others recently. The funny thing was looking at my notes after!

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    Paul Hastings September 9, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    Wow, that’s hilarious! 🙂

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    Ronie September 9, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    ROTFL! I soooooooo needed this today!!

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    T.L. Higley September 9, 2011 at 9:51 am #

    I’ve seen this several times, and it absolutely cracks me up every single time. It actually sounds like some of the brainstorming sessions I have with MYSELF, which in some ways is much more frightening!

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    Sarah Sumpolec September 9, 2011 at 9:54 am #

    Laughing…and weeping….so true!

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    Rick Barry September 9, 2011 at 10:16 am #

    Wow, one person who is the embodiment of a fast-paced critique group. Ha!

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    V.V. Denman September 9, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    Sounds like a regular round of critiques. Love it!

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    Ruth Logan Herne September 11, 2011 at 2:03 am #

    Oh my stars, hysterical! Spew alert needed! Thanks, Steve, this is a great reminder of why critiquing is so much fun.


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    Sherri September 11, 2011 at 4:35 am #


    I had to go back and watch it again – and again!

    Going back now to watch it again! Love it!

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    Sherri September 11, 2011 at 4:40 am #


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    Sherri September 11, 2011 at 4:46 am #




    Thank you for such great fun!

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    Heather Harshman November 6, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    Something to look forward to. I’ll have to watch this a few dozen times before my first meeting with an editor to make sure I’m in the right frame of mind, or should I say minds…

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