Playing Editor

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Suggested by John :

How about a chance to play editor-in-chief? Fill in the blanks:

__________ would have been a much better book if ______________________.


Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

80 responses

  1. My answer, if you can call it that, is up. Come check it out! And if you leave a comment, I’ll be sure to stop by your blog as well.😀
    http://trishsdiary.wordpress.com/2008/03/12/playing-editor-booking-through-thursday/

  2. it is up!!!!! check it out. it will shock you…or maybe not. tell me either way.

    http://exlibrisbb.blogspot.com/2008/03/booking-through-thrusday.html

  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix could have been a better book if it had actually been edited.

    I’ll come up with a longer answer tomorrow.

  4. I had to think about this a while, but then I came up with a perfect case. Read about it here: http://www.melankolia.net/mikkoreads/2008/03/btt_playing_editor.html

  5. Interesting question!
    Here’s mine.

    Happy BTT!

  6. Great questions, here’s my answer:

    http://thatsthebook.blog.com/2869548/

  7. […] BTT: Playing Editor How about a chance to play editor-in-chief? Fill in the blanks: __________ would have been a much better book if ______________________. – BTT. […]

  8. Short verion: the Harry Potter books would have been better if they had been edited down to size.

    Long version: http://shereadsbooks.wordpress.com/2008/03/13/btt-playing-editor/

  9. I still don’t know how I feel about this question.

    Here it is!

    http://idahogalsrants.blogspot.com/2008/03/btt-playing-editor.html

  10. Interesting question, I’m looking forward to the answers. Mine is up here

  11. Thanks for using my suggestion. My response is here.

  12. […] This week’s Booking Through Thursday lets us step in and be the editor! __________ would have been a much better book if […]

  13. Mine’s up for the first time in about three weeks: and here it is.

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  15. Watch me dare to take on Austen at:

    http://andylibris.wordpress.com/2008/03/13/booking-through-thursday/

    Love this meme!

  16. I’m new, this is my first week here.🙂 I wish I could think of a better book. This morning I was very groggy, lol.

  17. […] Today’s Booking through Thursday meme encourages book bloggers to think about what book(s) they would want to change and how if they wielded the editor’s pen. I can certainly understand the various people who felt that they couldn’t answer that, that by suggesting changes to a book they’d be turning it into a different book. However, I have a couple different takes on that. […]

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  19. Great question!

    Mine’s up via a direct link with my name.

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  21. Here is mine. Not much this week. Happy BTT.🙂

  22. Good question! I had no trouble answering it at all! Here’s my response:

    http://talesofabookaddict.blogspot.com/2008/03/btt-playing-editor.html

  23. […] Booking through Thursday. How about a chance to play editor-in-chief? Fill in the […]

  24. http://onemorechapterforaria.blogspot.com/2008/03/playing-editor-btt.html

    Much later than normal but at least its still Thursday (in this part of the world…)

  25. […] in Uncategorized at 8:07 am by islandeditions I haven’t posted to BTT for quite some time, but, since completing an online course in Editing Fiction, and since this is […]

  26. […] meme segues nicely into something else I need to sound off on. Yesterday, the Booking Through Thursday meme read as follows: How about a chance to play editor-in-chief? Fill in the […]

  27. Better late than never, I guess!🙂

    Have a great weekend, everyone.

  28. Its very sad. I am absolutely stumped. I cannot think of one book I have read that makes me want to reach for a red pen. Hmmm, either I very poor reader or very lucky.

  29. Yipes, in looking at my previous comment it is obvious I am a very poor typist as well as proof-reader. Ouch.

  30. Right here. That was a fun question!

  31. […] How about a chance to play editor-in-chief? Fill in the blanks: __________ would have been a much better book if _________________. – BTT. […]

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