Give Me 5 Minutes, I’ll Give You The Truth About Book Editors

Wot So Funee?Hi all, Bug here. I don’t often write on the blog; I don’t often write at all – it’s not my favourite think. So when my first book came home in my folder of accomplishments from my year 1 work, Mummy was surprised to find my first book in there, complete with front cover and jacket blurb. I’ll admit it’s an epic achievement. I pulled out all the stops, avoided sticks for an age (!), and applied myself to my writing.

Mummy was so impressed she published it. She edited it first – she so missed her rightful career, that one! Click through the slides to read my first book.

The truth about book editors:

At the end of the day, it’s simple. Editors want something that will sell. They will change whatever you write, no matter how perfect it is – secretly I think they are frustrated writers themselves. But here’s the thing: what sells is heartstring-tuggers. Emotion, and the sensation of an impending tear is what makes a book editor happy. I have a feeling all my books will be bestsellers in our house… ;)

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26 Responses to Give Me 5 Minutes, I’ll Give You The Truth About Book Editors

  1. Charly Dove says:

    What a great story from Bug, I love the “very large and obvious full stop”. Hilarious :)
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  2. Fantastic story from The Bug. Thanks to mummy for the interpretation. Particularly like the rampaging knob bit.
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  3. Emma says:

    I’m sure there is a novel in there.
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  4. I wonder if there will be a part two to find out if they got out, alive!

    I’ve nominated you on the bottom of my post this week for a comp btw x
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  5. what a creative little one you have there i bet we will see awards coming to the Bug in the near future

  6. Alex says:

    How very funny, I never cease to be amazed by how creative lil ones can be- if only we, as grown ups, could get them in the routine of thinking outside the box for the rest of their lives, rather than putting them in the box, as it often happens.

  7. Haha I love it! The full stop is particularly large and obvious :)
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  8. Jaime Oliver says:

    Go Bug!! that was a really fantastic story and i must say i am loving the illustrations! xx
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  9. Cathie B says:

    I love this so much – she’s got a talent…….. Loving the story – is there a sequel? ;)

  10. Gina Caro says:

    aww that is so sweet. Can’t wait until we get things like that home from school. I have joined in this week, I hope my post is suited to the linky? Shout at me if it isn’t :-) x
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  11. Emily says:

    Wonderful work and did not need editing at all!
    I struggle with this when it comes to homework, do we speak them through how to do it all perfectly (write something for them to copy) or let them make mistakes. Being a perfectionist on the days I decide it’s the latter I just can’t look ;) xx
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  12. TK says:

    That was a real page-turner, no kidding! Good job, Bug!
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  13. JallieDaddy says:

    Great writing!
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  14. Great book, very impressed :) Excellent editing too, of course!
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  15. Kate Buckley says:

    LOVE the title! I’m sure your book would be a bestseller in our house too :)
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  17. sarah says:

    i particularly liked that he rampaged towards the door knob. bloody brilliant!
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  18. Hahaha…..that’s excellent, great story with fantastic atmosphere ;)
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  19. pinkoddy says:

    Lovely to see Bug adding to the site too – what a clever young man and such fantastic writing.
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