Hats off To Victoria and Ann, again, as usual, and always

Scammers aren't stupid. They know you'll ask "What have you sold" and the smart ones have "lists" that look good to the unwary. Writer's Beware says it better. Read it.

Victoria and Ann do a HUGE service to publishing by keeping track of, and talking about not just scammers, but lazy ass ne'er do wells. They have my utmost respect and gratitude.


Sal said...

I'm sure you meant to say http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2006/01/victoria-strauss-faking-track-record.html

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Ann and Victoria are special people. Ann takes new writers under her wing and is truly helpful, even when we drive her to distraction. Hi Ann!

Oh, and Snarky, the link to Writers Beware seems to be difunctional, disaranged, broke, munged up and just not working.

Oh, I see, as I check this for my usual errors that Sal put the link in the posts.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Argh! Avast! that be "Disarranged"

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

ARGH!! Throw that pixie in da brig! that be "Dysfunctional"

Ok i give up. i'm going back to bed!

Anonymous said...

Never mind that, Sha'el! Do you realise you just called Miss Snark "Snarky"?!?

If you hear the rit-tit-tatting of stiletto heels and poodle toenails under your windowsill tonight, barricade the dog-flap and hide under your bed, Sha'el!


Miss Snark said...

It's actually rather humiliating now how often I cannot get those links right the first, second or third time. This one took five.

I know how to do it.
I CAN do it.
I just can't seem to do it right the first time.

Well, it's fixed now, and as always thank you for letting me know without putting "ya nitwit" in the subject line of the email.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Dear Concerned Anony,

It's ok. I have a guard goat. He'll talk her to death, or try to eat her coat.

Jarsto said...

Maybe refusing to cooperate with these things is how computers get even for their inability to drink gin or wear pink tams.

Sort of like the typos my computer keeps putting in my first draft manuscripts - I certainly don't put them there. No sirree I don't.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

What Hath the Computer Wrot? Wrote? Writ? Wrought?

An Insta Poem by Rachael

Learning to spell is perdition.
My mommy told me it's not nice to say, "hell,"
And General Sherman didn't give me permission.

I type with hands very small and a brain
out of gear.
When I read what I wrote there's often a tear!

Try putting a typo in the middle of your query;
Your agent of choice will be quite leery.

(I know this. I've done it, and it makes me sad.)
I'm not really illiterate; my spelling's just bad.

I'll never be able to spell on paper either,
Though to acquire this sill I'm most eager.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...


"To acquire this skill I'm most eager.

That's it. I'm taking my medication and going to bed for two days!

Miss Snark said...

Goat breath.
My newest castigation phrase.
I love it.

Thanks to Bill E. and the kids

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Bill E. wants to know if he gets royalties from the phrase "goat breath."

And which kids? His or mine? Say, do you baby sit?