Sunday, January 28, 2007

Redline ...

The pen wasn't new when I started, but it's sure out of red ink now.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahaha! You know Richard Crawford, from FM? I got a chance to meet him last year, and he showed me some of his pages which looked just like that.

Nothing like a good slice and dice. Enjoy the type-in!

(veri: ijzgdgxw. Just ridiculous!)

January 28, 2007 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger Todd Wheeler said...

I must admit I borrowed the idea of a photo like that from a Holly Lisle article. Couldn't help it. I was just so pleased to get it done.

Yes, now comes the typing of the changes. I've got three weeks to meet my deadline. We shall see.

January 29, 2007 at 12:52 AM  
Blogger Steve Buchheit said...

Red pens? Love them. Buy them by the gross. My own contribution to the cause.

I think more new writers need to see this part of the work being done.

January 30, 2007 at 11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HATE red pens. Too demoralizing and reminds me of nightmare in second grade when a narrow minded "teacher" didn't get it and marked the hell out a story. Sent me to therapy for at least a decade before I risked writing another original thought down.

I prefer to critique in blue, and my read/critique groups have been happy to oblige. Anything but a red pen.

January 30, 2007 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger Steve Buchheit said...

rick o, I know a lot of people are against red pens because of stories like yours. I could tell you stories about art school and a class buying a prof a box of red markers because we felt he had used a whole box on us that semester. When I'm in a group, unless I know the person I'm critiquing can handle red, I use blue. But for me, red works better because you can miss blue or black marks if the lighting isn't good. As it's usually after 8 at night when I'm writing, the lighting isn't up to full (electricity usage, also getting ready for sleep) so red works a whole bunch better. Can't miss it.

January 30, 2007 at 4:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rick, our school system has implemeted a rule against red pens (purple is the new norm, but green is okay, too) just for the reasons you've expressed.

For myself, I edit in red.

January 30, 2007 at 7:42 PM  
Blogger Todd Wheeler said...

Rick: I know I said this already in the other post but... DUDE!!! ;-)

Have to go with Steve and Cheryl on the red ink. High contrast is good, especially when one, uh, needs to, ahem, wear them fancy spectacles once in a while.

January 30, 2007 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger Camille Alexa said...

"Spectacles", Mr. Wheeler?

40 going on 87 today, are we?

I edit in pencil (mechanical).

p.s.--some of us just wear glasses, you know.

I'm just saying.

January 30, 2007 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger Todd Wheeler said...

You'll have to forgive me, Ms. LBB. Still trying to remember to wear them at this point.

Not to mention cleaning the damn things. It's like a dusty little imp with smudgey fingers lives in the glasses case.

I tell this to my better half who has worn glasses/contacts for much of her life, and she laughs and laughs and laughs.

January 30, 2007 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger said...

You have my sympathy. I am about to invest in a gross of red pens, cuz I'll be needing them.

January 31, 2007 at 8:52 AM  

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