The Wit, the Wisdom and the Camaraderie among writers who visit the blog on a regular basis
It's not predictable
Your sense of humor, your no nonsense advice about navigating the industry and the scathing way you cut down nitwits. Clever, and Fabulous (when you're wearing your stilettos)
That I'm learning from it, slowly but surely. I'd like to write a book someday, and could always benefit from the information.
Miss Snark's honest levelheaded approach combined with her sense of humor.
You recommended an agent, I queried her, I signed with her and two months after signing our contract we are but breaths away from signing a contract with a very good publisher!
Best publishing info on the web (plus a side of Beowulf.)
That it's so snarky, it begets a new definition for the term.
References to Killer Yap & George Clooney. Poodles in pink tams and handsome men with big brown eyes - there has to be a poem in there someplace.
Your snarky humor
The 'for dogs sake be reasonable' attitude.
Ridicule meted out to those who deserve it.
Pure unadulterated entertainment value
* What I like best about the blog: The snuseths (snarky, useful truths)
When Miss Snark's frosty heart thaws and dribbles rivulets of hope to thirsty newbies and wannabees.
Your humorous conveyance of information with a take-no-prisoners attitude
Why dear Miss Snark, it's you (not to mention the references to gin). You have a wonderful site that I pore over daily for advice, laughter and good, old-fashioned honesty. Your blog, along with The Writers Almanac are the first things I read each day before I begin my work. It's the best way I know to start a day.
The vast wealth of immensely useful material for wannabe writers here.
The precision skewering of the self-obsessed.
One, I absolutely love your wit! I'm a Midwestern girl who moved to Philly to marry an East Coast guy, and East Coast people still make my jaw drop at the way they just say it like they see it. What a breath of fresh air. It's a wonderful quality I wish I had.
Two, you have a wonderful "voice." Your writing conveys a smart, funny, good-hearted person. When I visit the blog, I feel like I'm sitting down with a friend, or at least someone with the qualities I like in a friend. You feel accessible, even if you make the point that you're not, and you provide clear, accessible and professional information.
Three, I value reality checks like the Snarkism above (which I printed, clipped and have fixed on the side of my file cabinet where I can see it while writing). It's helpful to people like me, who have confidence problems, to get hit upside the head with good advice from time to time.
What I like best about the site is your focus and commitmentt to the art form of writing. Where oh where can so many gather so much so easily!!!
What I like best about this blog is finding out that there are SANE rules and guidelines in agenting and publishing, that it's not a con, and not who you know, but about merit
I like finding out the rules, and knowing that when the time comes, I can dress my little manuscript up in neat, clean, and simple clothes, teach it some manners, and send it out into the world; I like knowing it doesn't have to have expensive clothes or shoes, because eventually a perspicacious, highly professional agent like Miss Snark will put her reading glasses on and look down at it with a shrewd eye and an open heart full of hope and see its quality and merit. I feel immensely relieved and reassured. Thank you.
Your honesty and willingness to admit your own occasionall nitwittery. Marks you as a genuine pro who is forever learning and growing. Very cool.
Your quick replies; your pithy answers; your respect for the readers.