Category Archives: Editors in the Potomac

PSA: Dialogue Tags

by megsilver on September 2, 2015

Authors and editors, lend me your ears: I read a lot. I love books, and I love stories. Now, before I get into the following rant, let’s get something straight. I am not perfect. I have my strengths and weaknesses as an author. As an editing team, Emma and I never catch every problem. We […]

Interesting Convo

by megsilver on July 8, 2015

So I was on the phone with Emma over lunch today, discussing revisions, and we got onto the topic of the “strong heroine”. Everyone talks about this as an archetype. It’s even a Netflix category, but it’s funny to me how one-dimensional “strong” appears to be. How do we define strength in a heroine? Is […]

Did You Know…

by megsilver on April 26, 2014

Did you know that Emma (editor) can make me clutch my own skull by starting a sentence with, “But you said…” /screaaaaaaam Yes, we’re working up to letting Episode 10 go out for a first-read by the beta team. Things are not going well, so far. And because I’m feeling evil now I will ‘leak’ […]


by megsilver on November 11, 2013

I love it when Mr. Silver is home. Except for the fact I get nothing done, of course. Also, I have to rename two characters. Help! (I am so having decision fatigue today, and Emma is sick of helping because I am really, really picky…) PROBLEMS: Character 1’s name was Bette, but it’s too similar […]

Mission Improbable

by megsilver on April 29, 2013

Remember that scene in Monty Python’s Holy Grail where the whimsical prince guy keeps bursting into song and shooting arrows out the window, hoping to evade the important task at hand? That’s pretty much my morning thus far. More notes have arrived from mein editor when I want to be outside screwing around in the […]

Even Steven

by megsilver on January 21, 2013

It’s eighteen(F) degrees below zero — ambient, without the windchill — right now. That is plenty frickin’ cold. Yikes. On the up side, last Friday I finally just said “screw it,” and figured out how to rebuild this episode so that it’s not the world’s most boring slog ever. I cannot tell you how huge […]

No Country For Old Songs

by megsilver on January 8, 2013

…and the YouTube war continues. This morning, das Editor sent this vid: Just to be contrary, I parried with: ETA: edited Can’t Find My Way Home because I don’t like the live version as much as this one. Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn