Firstly, this was bitchy, I acknowledge that, but y’know, this is my blog, and if I wanna bitch you really don’t have to read it if you don’t like it. And, it was meant to be funny too, like when you go, oh yeah, man, I know someone like that…so thanks to those of you who sent your own writer types.
Kellie reminded me that there is also “the inept, attention-seeking, lunatic.” and yes, how could I have forgotten. kellie and I suffered from ‘meeting’ a woman who was very good at delivering hype, but who couldn’t actually write. Eeep.
And Vanessa has generously given us three:
“the one who asks you what you’ll be doing at your forthcoming workshop on opening up creativity, flash fiction, etc…says ‘Wow, what a brilliant workshop!” then books a country house and puts on an identical course costing punters four times as much….
the one who moans about other writers not sharing contacts, market info, comp info… and never swaps any info themselves…
the one who says ‘you won what? Oh THAT comp. I didn’t enter myself… forgot…’ (course of they had… they’d have won, right?)”
Vanessa, ohmygod! The first is just too awful!!! The second, urgh, the third, ARGH! Plain and simple!
Thanks for sharing!