by Deborah Ng
Thanks to Terrece for passing on the link to this gem. How interesting is today’s advertiser? Very, very important:
Looking for a writer/editor for my book (Columbus, ohio)
Date: 2008-11-27, 12:07AM EST
I’m writing a very interesting life story about my childhood. I’m looking for someone who is willing to work with me finalizing the book, and share the profit when the book starts to sell. I believe this book can make a great movie; thus, the profit potential is high. If you’re interested email me, and we can take it from there.
* Location: Columbus, ohio
* Compensation: Will profit from the book!
* Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
* Please, no phone calls about this job!
* Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
The other day a friend told me I should write a book about my life experiences because he finds them so interesting. The thing is, while all this might be interesting to one person, I can assure you the majority of the world would find a story about a freelance writer turned blogger turned Community Manager rather dull.I always wonder if the majority of the people who find themselves so interesting they need to write a book are sort of on the dull side too.
Even if he’s not duller than dirt, I’m thinking he might have a rather high opinion of himself. I mean, he already has plans for his interesting life to be turned into a book AND a movie. In fact, he feels his life is so interesting he’s sure established editors and writers are going to take him up on his offer to write for nothing. Or the promise of something which we know means a whole lot of work for nothing.
Unless Dude already has a contract in his hands, I’d pass on this offer. Interesting as it may be.