Sunday, April 23, 2006

Agent Issues, Slush Pile Shenanigans

Whenever Miss Adventure hears the phrase "slush pile," she thinks of a delightful frozen drink with lots of mango and triple sec and tequila and orange and tequila. Slush pile? More like "lush pile."

Miss Snark dives into her slush pile. Herewith are some tales of nitwittery but also tips on how to rise out of the slush bile.

The Tipping Point


FIVE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO FUCK UP YOUR QUERY LETTER RIGHT NOW


Miss Snark Reaches for the Clue Gun...AGAIN


Speaking of Numbers...


Shred of Evidence

Friday, April 21, 2006

Additions to the Index!

Greetings, Snarklings!

This weekend marks the unveiling of September-December's indexed posts. Hurray! I may or may not wipe out the entire site and repost all of the updated (and new!) categories. So, don't panic if everything disappears on Saturday; it will be back with new pals on Sunday.

Last time, when I sat down and coded the index, it took a full day (eight hours, no shit, friends; that Miss Snark is one prolific Prada-ed lady). I'm starting late in the afternoon, if not the evening, and then I am certain that I can cobble enough hours on Saturday to have this all done by Sunday brunch. Nothing like snark with your croissant. It's better than jam.

So, I have to get to my real job--so stupid, that rent paying!--but I will be chugging away soon.

Happy Snarking,
Miss Adventure

Friday, April 07, 2006

HOW TO NAVIGATE THE SNARKIVES

Welcome to the Snarkives! Currently, all of June, July, and August have been indexed; fall and winter will be added sometime between the end of April and the next presidential election. My broken laptop plus a heavy travel schedule have led to a minor delay in indexing, but soon, a complete Snarkive will be online.

NEW!! Miss Snark's Second Writing Contest added!! Once she declares a winner this weekend (barring a Florida 2000-style controversy, of course), that will be added as well.

This is still a work in progress, so if you have any suggestions about recategorizing or creating additional topics for a certain post, please leave a comment or email me using the link in the upper right sidebar. Cash donations and gin fizzes also welcome.

Happy Snarking!
--Miss Adventure

Annotated Topic Index
In the right sidebar are all of the topic indexes, beginning with the two Crap-O-Meters, then subsequently listed in alphabetical order. Be warned: posts are filed in multiple categories, so you're not going crazy if you think you've read something before. By clicking on the topic name (for example, "Cover Letter Crap-O-Meter"), you will be sent to the location in the main column of that topic's individual posts.

Links to Individual Miss Snark Posts
In this main column are each topic index with a link to each individual post (and its comments) in the category. They are sorted oldest to newest in date, though sometimes, links were arranged to bundle topics discussed in multiple posts. These are all listed by title, though date is included. More topics will be added in time!

Miss Snark's Second Writing Contest

The Snarklings open the floodgates of creativity. Miss Snark and Killer Yapp buy galloshes.

The contest, explained:
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Miss Snark's Second Writing Contest



The contest's magnitude sinks in:
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What the HELL was I Thinking?


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Contest!



Miss Snark fills up the gin pail and attacks the pile. Buckle up, kids, 110 entries await!
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Some miscellaneous notes and the contest's mechanisms. Or, why word count is a precious thing.
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Contest PS


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Nitwit of the Day


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Bat Segundo...Never Far From Our Thoughts


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Contest Word Count


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Word Count Disqualifications