12.14.2006

Last Chance for Crapomete Questions

If you have questions, you have to ask today.
Anything received after 9pm tonight (EST) is not going to be answered with any degree of certainty.

there are a lot of posts on this blog this week, and there's an FAQ over at the Happy Hooker Crapometer blog.

Don't feel stupid for asking even stupid questions.
There is only one stupid question in the world.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

There's only one stupid question in the world? You've onviously never hear me when my wife drags me into the ligerie department.

Bonnie Shimko said...

I'm guessing: "Will you marry me?"

michaelgav said...

And the nominees are:

Does this make me look ________?

Would you like to read the improved version?

Am I the best you ever had?

Denzel / Angelina on line two, should I take a message?

Mr. President, would you care to elaborate on the privatization initiative vis-à-vis O.M.B.’s projections utilizing a self-correcting market-driven economic growth assumption versus a more interventionist, proactive model that insulates critical sectors from the vagaries of a probabilistic economic downturn in the second decade post-implementation?

Um, did you forget to feed the fish?

I know this must be embarrassing for you, but would you mind talking about your book?

Stuart said...

One stupid question in the world:
Miss Snark, will you consider my fiction novel for publication?

trenchgold said...

No - it's asking Miss Snark if she would like another drink.

Anonymous said...

Hey Miss Snark,

I really want to get your opinion on my query, but I don't want the whole world to see it. Is there a way for you to comment without posting?

If not, where do you suggest I turn to get input on both my query and completed novel to see why I keep getting form letters back in the mail?

Thanks!

Soon-to-Be Bestselling Author in Washington, DC

Anonymous said...

No, no, no. It's the question you DON'T ask. That's the stupid one.

The Rejected Writer said...

How about:

The only stupid question is the one left unasked?

Just a thought.

Mirtika said...

No, it's "Would you mind letting George Clooney stay over at your place until the remodelling's done at his house?"

Duh.

Mir

Anonymous said...

I thought it was "There are no stupid questions but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."

HawkOwl said...

I think "can I ask you a question?" is a pretty dumb question. There should be a qualifier, like say, "can I ask you a personal question?"

Anonymous said...

I'm with Stuart on this one. As to the other votes... this is, after all, Miss Snark's blog. All questions not relating to publishing, writing, or agents are not stupid... they're simply moot. :)

A Paperback Writer said...

Only ONE stupid question? Ah, c'mon. I teach junior high school! There are lots of stupid questions-- all from 7th-graders.
Do we have to put our names on this? (Only if you particularly want credit for it.)
Are we doing anything today? (No, we're all going to sit and stare at each other for 90 minutes.)
Can I have a hall pass? (Are you bleeding?)
Why do I have an F in your class? (Because you haven't done the last 57 assignments and because the computer won't accept grades lower than F.)
I could go on, but I'll spare you all the pain.

wonderer said...

I really want to get your opinion on my query, but I don't want the whole world to see it. Is there a way for you to comment without posting?

If not, where do you suggest I turn to get input on both my query and completed novel to see why I keep getting form letters back in the mail?


Try http://crapometer.blogspot.com , not to be confused with the official Miss Snark version. It's still open to the public to read but has a much smaller readership than Miss Snark's blog. The critiquers there may not be agents, but they're still damn fine critiquers.

If you want a closed forum, there are plenty of online communities that will critique for you as long as you return the favour.

Good luck!