Literary Snobs

Ego is the only requirement to destroy any relationship so leave the “e” at the door and let it go. Ego kills your talent, be humble.
Years ago, I used to run a writer’s site online. Trust me when I tell you that residing in the depths of self-absorption lays in wait a whole slew of literary snobs just eager for somebody to make a spelling error, put a comma in the wrong place, or perhaps even break from active voice.
They strike with precise brutality, reducing the person they decided not worthy to be a writer to a pile of scratched off eczema dust, weeping on the floor. They not only destroy the person’s creative process, but many new writers never write another word again.
They approach an unsuspecting victim with gorilla-like thumping to the chest, while making cough-grunting noises which sounds like they’re saying, “hack, hack…..I’m better than you.” Either that, or they really need a big gulp of oregano oil and a good suck on a Fisherman’s Friend. (That’s a cough candy, for all you foreigners). Chuckle!
It’s actually a sign that this person is insecure and in reality craves affirmation and attention. You can always tell when they are obsessed with themselves.
For the life of me, I cannot understand what joy there is in being an academic wanker by crushing somebody else’s creative muse. Let’s face it, it’s just downright mean. This type of dip wad probably hacks up puppies in their spare time.
The big kicker is that most of these folks aren’t even mainstream published. That’s the real laugh. They are usually self-published ego-maniacs who are so cold that butter wouldn’t melt in their mouth. They are critical, quick to anger, and try and hog the spotlight.
If you are the type of person who likes to throw toasters into pools of creative talent to watch them fry, then you’re a negative piece of crusty knicker sweat, and that’s me being nice about it.
~Don’t be a negative piece of crusty knicker sweat!~
Blogging is a mysterious thing. I mean, you don’t really know who anyone is. Hell, you don’t even know who I am. If you go around insulting people, they could be a publisher or an agent. If you are looking to get a book published or you’re wanting to be a real author, you might be wiping out all hopes of anyone even glancing at your unpublished piece of dribble. If you think publishers don’t talk amongst themselves, you’re dead wrong.
To be honest, I’ve always wished I could take a Nerf bat and whack the shit-stirrers up-side the head like a whack-a-mole.
Seriously though, if you have your own site you want other people to visit, don’t be a dick to other writers, nobody will want to be around you. That’s the best advice you’ll ever hear from me.
You will be ever so joyous to know that I am always open to discover what makes other writers tick. (Passes around popcorn and small, fluffy cakes)… I’d be interested to hear if you’ve had any run-ins with egotists lately? Tell me about it.

23 thoughts on “Literary Snobs

  1. Hi, Darius. That is very true, and boy they can be as mean as a shit house rat. Nice to meet you. Shanghai, eh? I used to have a pen pal from China. 😀 There’s some very pretty areas in your Country. Thanks for visiting me. 😀


  2. I have warned my blog readers they will find an occasional misspelled word that has slipped through my editing eyes and my grammar may not be the best but I have that one reader that use to write some sort of manuals that always like to send corrections to me such as an elementary teacher would do. A few of my favorites that I will NEVER change … I like putting the comma or period OUTSIDE the quotation marks … or this one … if it looks better at the time I will type numbers as numbers 1-9 when I know by rule they should be spelled out.

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  3. Reblogged this on Creative Writing Course and commented:

    Thanks for the follow *, as the reason I write is to share.
    * (Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera # in “real life”, rather than in cyberspace!)

    # By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?

    (get with the times now,”luddite”* c – it should be a smart phone)

    * or so I was often called by my “my techno-geek” friend, Bill (“the gonk”)

    “total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time)

    Who says men can’t multi-task!

    Kind regards


    “You will do foolish things…but do them with enthusiasm.”
    – Colette


    Best wishes from the First City to see the sun (in summer) …and we’re also the first to see the sunset and the stars (in winter-time)

    “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.”

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  4. So true ! I have , literally my roommate is always looking at : what she does better than others and the minute that I show her my “talents” she ‘s like oh but that so so ,anyone can do that or well that’s it anything extraordinary .So I’ve just learned the hard way not to tell your dreams to small minds . I keep my joy for the people that deserve it .In fact I’m done of being drained by giving people 100 chances and feel like it’s always the same story : that is Kindness don’t kill em it make me guilty because they abuse of it and that’s a real issue I’m dealing with to be wise with the people that are around me and how I treat them or let them treat ME ^^

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  5. Hey great post! When my local book store agreed to sell a few copies of my second book, one gentleman bought one there and then and I even autographed it for him. Turns out, not long after, he brought the book back to the shop saying he couldn’t read it on account of all the spelling and grammatical errors in it. Fortunately, no one else has found that. Still, talk about a literary snob! I mean this guy doesn’t even write himself so who is he to judge others? As you say, some people like to beat their own chests.

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    1. Yeah, that’s just mean. He was probably just a stingy old coot and wanted to get his money back after he read it. I get that too at work with people trying to return magazines. I’m like…no you can’t return it.

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