9.21.2005

A Group of Snarklings is....

Ya'll are just entirely too chipper first thing in the morning (or for some late at night!)

The entries did indeed prove you've been reading the blog with a creative eye.

I did love "a clooney of Snarklings" very much.

"A sneer of snarklings"..well, I sneer but the snarklings tend not to...much.

"A gin pail of snarklings"..well..get OUT of the gin pail anyone who's in it!

My all time fave, and the winner and the name of a group of snarklings is:
a devotion of snarklings.

It was posted by Elektra and you may not have seen it posted under "Ghost of a Chance" (Blogger was being snotty with postings last night.)

It's Stephen King's birthday today. His book "On Writing" is probably one of the very best books about writing I've ever read. If you don't own it, make sure your library does so you can read it once a year.

31 comments:

Elektra said...

yay...the insomnia pays off. In any case, I apologize for getting so snarkity on the comments page. Maybe I need a blog to vent on?

Gina Black said...

Love the SK book in Writing. I have it both in hard cover and audio book and read and listen and will continue to.

Darn comments wouldn't take my suggestion on snarklings which was...

a talent of snarklings

Elektra said...

P.S.--I love the word 'obstreperous'!

kitty said...

Blogger was very naughty last night >:O

Bonnie, Of the Multitude of Snarklings said...

A "multitude of snarklings," natch.

Blogger ate that one right up. Wouldn't let me post it until now. Bummer!

~lannalee~ said...

Hi, I tried to comment last night, but blogger was messed up. My addition:

"a snipe of snarklings"

Existential Man said...

Speaking of names, Agent 007 seems to have awoken on the snarky side of the bed, making some down-right nasty comments about Her Highness of the Snarkorama in her (?) most recent post.

What's up with this? A bit of New Yorky agent competitiveness? Why can't these literary agents just learn to get along?

Brady Westwater said...

A perfect description!

~lannalee~ said...

Damn, that Kaolin beat me to the ol' "snipe of snarklings" in the last comments section. *sigh*

Jillian said...

Note from a displaced Yankee, trapped -- ur, living in -- the South for the past 17 years:

It's "y'all." Not "ya'll." Even the Southerners don't spell it correctly, and they're the ones who came up with it.

Contraction for "you all." Apostrophe takes the place of the "ou."

I know, I know, I should be working. It's this blog -- it's like a drug...

Douglas Hoffman said...

Is it too late? Here's mine:

A curmudgeon of snarklings.

harridan said...

SK's book is great. I'm thinking I should go dig it out of the clutter in my writing room (aka The Pit) and reread it for inspiration. (I know there is a carpet somewhere on that floor. The color? You got me!)

harridan said...

If my last comment ends up posted twice, please bear with me. I am soooooo not a techno-geek.

Heck, I'm still running Windows 95.

'Nuff said.

Jillian said...

Miss Snark,

What is your opinion of Donald Maass' Writing the Breakout Novel?

Elektra said...

A PC question:
I, too, am a 'Miss', and am very annoyed when it's not an option on 'title' drop-down menus. But wouldn't most agents get rather annoyed if you called simply to ask if she prefered Miss or Ms.? Is there some other way to get around this problem short of shelling out $9.95 for a background check?

Remodeling Repartee said...

Snaggle of Snarklings. Alas.

E. Dashwood said...

Miss Snark gets bitch slapped by agent007 today:

"Unlike some bloggers, I cannot churn this out every day, and since my first duty is to my authors, that will never change. But it may get even more sporadic in the coming weeks. I write when the inspiration hits, and right now, nothing is hitting me. I am simply too preoccupied.

In the meantime, maybe you want to check out Miss Snark. I only agree with about 10 percent of what she says (and if I were looking for an agent, I might avoid women altogether just to guarantee I woud not end up with her), but she posts several times a day and seems to have plenty of time to answer questions.

Until next time..."

OUCH!

to mix metaphors. how about a nice cat fight?

Bernita said...

Sounded petulant to me

Elektra said...

Quick! Gather the pitchforks and torches! We shall run 007 out of town

E. Dashwood said...
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E. Dashwood said...

given the anonymity of the blogosphere the Snarkster and agent007 could be best buds in real life for all they know

Elektra said...

I think that perhaps one of them would have mentioned it by now. Just because she doesn't want us to know she's Miss Snark doesn't mean she's keeping it hidden from her friends outside the Snarkosphere. Or maybe it does. How should I know?

E. Dashwood said...

did Joe Klein's friends know he had written Primary Colors?

E. Dashwood said...
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Elektra said...

simmering tension...I like that. Do you write fiction?

Elektra said...

And perhaps you can assist me on a line in P&P. Bingley says something along the lines of: 'Darcy studies too much for words of five syllables', and I've never understood it. Can you enlighten us, perchance?

Another Author said...

I agree. On Writing was a major boost for my own writing, and I've been a fan of Stephen King for . . . longer than I care to admit.

Happy Birthday SK!

E. Dashwood said...

I also wonder if there is some simmering tension between agents who have and have not been editors.

(deleted and reposted for howler of a syntactical mistake.)

Actually, according to the Gutenberg online text, the phrase is: "because he does not write with ease. He studies
too much for words of four syllables. Do not you, Darcy?"

Studies=searches for is my best guess. If you look at the secondary meanings of study (v. ) you see pursues, inquire into, and so on.

Happy to be of pedantic service.

Elektra said...

I bow before your superior research. Now I know why you chose Elinor instead of Marianne.

kitty said...

e. dashwood ... The answer to your Joe Klein question is, I believe, no. I recall that they stood up for him because he had lied and told them that he was not Anonymous. He pissed off a lot of people. It wasn't until Don Foster, a professor at Vassar College, had plugged portions of his book into a computer program and discovered Klein was the author forcing him to come clean.

Elektra said...

I believe her comment was rhetorical, in answer to mine about different agents knowing who each other were