Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Next Great Literary Genius and How I Hate Him

There's one local fanboy who fancies himself a Big Time SF/Fantasy/Horror Author. (He doesn't want to write -- too much like work -- he wants to Have Written.) All he sends out are "Proposals", never the finished stuff.

His latest "proposals" (besides the puff piece on himself he put in Wikipedia/Wikifur) are movie scripts -- to hear him motormouth at parties, he's Now A Major Playa (TM) In Hollywood (TM).

Rejecter, have you had to deal with the likes of him?

I don't know who this person is that you're referring to specifically, but there's certainly at least a dozen of them at every major gathering of unpublished writers (known as a Sci-fi Convention). I've met these people at cons, which I now avoid assiduously for that reason.

10 comments:

writtenwyrdd said...

ROFL...but there's certainly at least a dozen of them at every major gathering of unpublished writers (known as a Sci-fi Convention).

If you do go to and SF cons, just don't use your real name and perhaps wear a Star Trek uniform as a disguise...

Kimber An said...

Some spoiled children never grow up, so they have to do something to draw attention to themselves and try to make people say they're wonderful - all with little to no work done on their part.

The Unpretentious Writer said...

*laughs* That's awesome...I wonder how many folks use Wikipedia as a pub cred in their query letter?

David said...

Did you really mean to say that science-fiction conventions are major gatherings of unpublished writers?

They're also major gatherings of published writers. Most of all, they're gatherings of fans.

The Rejecter said...

You've obviously never been to Worldcon, where every single person in the room has an unpublished scifi/fantasy novel. Including me.

Anonymous said...

You probably wouldn't know him; as far as I know, he hasn't been outside California in over a decade.

P.S. By WorldCon, do you mean the one last August in Anaheim?

The Rejecter said...

No, I was at Worldcon 2004, in Boston.

Catja (green_knight) said...

What's wrong with unpublished novels? Not-yet-published and not-serious-about-writing are not identical - there is a serious overlap, but we all have to start _somewhere_. The last Worldcon I went to (Glasgow 2005) was heaving with published writers, editors, and people who are serious about their craft. Cons can be places where writers meet their agents or editors, and where serious business is conducted. They're also places to have fun, and you don't have to mix with any group you don't want to mix with.

George said...

And here I was, just about to create my own Wikipedia page...

Douglas Muth said...

Hi,

I am a WikiFur Administrator, and found your post mentioning WikiFur via Google.

If you'd like to contact me privately with the URL of the WikiFur article in question, I'd be happy to take a look at it and, if it is too POV, will tone it town as necessary.

-- Doug