9.09.2006

Nitwit of the Day? Yes, it's Miss Snark herself

Looking for a lost comment or 50 perhaps?
yea,well, I accidently deleted instead of published.
good ones too. Ones that offered Mr. Clooney's home phone number.
I must have been all a'twitter.

If your comment didn't post, it's not cause I rejected it.
It's cause I am my own nitwit today.

....slinking off, hiding behind the fruit stand on the corner, directly behind orange...well, you get the idea.



PS Repost

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Miss Snark's clients are the luckiest writers in the world, and I hope they know it.

I read every word of every submission and every critique, and have posted alongside my keyboard a list of DANGER WORDS that to my ears almost invariably clunked up the prose:

Somewhat
Quite
Rather
All too often
After all
Obviously
Usually
Or at least
Whatever
Face it or Let's face it
Don't get me wrong
Of course
In fact
Anyway (used as a transition, instead of a modifier)
However
Probably
Thankfully
Admittedly
Mentally
Especially
Seemingly
Anything with -ly at the end.
Proverbial
"Embarrassed of" (instead of "embarrassed by" or "about")
"One" for "me" or "him" " or "your" or "they" or any other preposition

Query-letter danger words:
Desperate
Unique
Journey
Dramatic
Humorous
Coming-of-age

I am also going re-read "Elements of Style." Again. Twice.

Bless you, Miss Snark, and your little dog, too.

Chumplet said...

Well, my dear, you must be tired and all. It's Saturday, have a nice G&T, watch The Movie Of The Week and start again tomorrow.

What I really mean is: don't let it stop you, keep posting like a madwoman! We can't get enough!

WitLiz Today said...

"Your wit's too hot, it speeds too fast, 'twill tire." Wm Shakespeare
LLL I.2

"Heart don't mean ever thing mouth say." Gullah proverb.

Great fuckin' job MS!
WitLiz Yada

resurrectedwarrior said...

It's cool, Miss Snark. You're allowed to have nitwit moments like the rest of us.

Ryan Field said...

Anon---Great list. Could we please add two more? "Good to go" and "With that said"

Anonymous said...

Snarklings,

POP QUIZ
What did you learn from this crapometer?

Rules:
1. Post one thing learned
2. Twenty words or less

Me first.
You have about 10 seconds to get an agent's attention.

McKoala said...

Miss Snark, if you have a moment, would love to see that pop test up as an entry and see what we all learned from it.

I learned that I am both a worse and better writer than I thought I was, if that makes any sense!

Manic Mom said...

ORANGE GENITALIA!

I get it! I get it! But I don't have it! That's for sure!