Peevish Pen

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I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

My favorite writing site is down!

Arrgghhh! Absolute Write—one of the best writing resource pages on the web and one of the best forums to identify scams—is down, thanks to one Barbara Bauer, a scam agent who didn’t like her name in the Writer Beware’s list of the 20 worst literary agents (a list posted on Absolute Write). Apparently, from what I’ve read on other blogs, Ms. Scam Agent complained to the site’s host server and the plug was pulled.

Miss Snark, an agent herself, posts the news on her blog—and also posts the list. Writer Beware’s head honchos, Anne Crispin & Victoria Strauss, also maintain a blog. Other blogs that mention Absolute Write’s removal are Making Light (Barbara Bauer also went after Making Light's Teresa Nielsen Hayden a month ago) and Insert Witty Title Here. Plus, there a whole lot more.

Absolute Write will return. You can’t keep a good website down.

Never underestimate the power of literary bloggers!


Blogger Pamela K. Kinney said...

Another place to keep bookmarked and good for revealing to writers who to beware is Preditors and Editors. The link is
Pamela K. Kinney, akak erotic paranromal author, sapphire Phelan, too (under Sapphire Phelan)

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