I am Muslim, Part 3

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Re: I am Muslim, Part 3

#1541  Postby Oeditor » Nov 03, 2011 2:23 pm

z8000783 wrote:Well how serious are you about learning about Islam then?

John
Depends what you mean. About their nonsensical religion - not much. About how they managed to sucker such a large chunk of the world's population, and how best to debunk it, quite a bit. Neither likely to produce much joy on an Islamic forum, I'd have thought,
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Re: I am Muslim, Part 3

#1542  Postby Oeditor » Nov 03, 2011 2:41 pm

Durro wrote:Feedback from several literary agents was that it was interesting, provocative, humorous and well written, BUT just not a sure-fire sellable prospect in this "difficult" market and thus, not worthy of taking a risk on. One agent asked for 3 lots of sample chapters and nearly took it, but just wasn't 100% convinced.
Well, that just means they don't think it will make them enough money to offset possible hassle. Having abandoned a half-written book ten years ago, if I'd finished it but had no success with publishers I'd be thinking of electronic publishing by now. Never mind the peanuts, feel the satisfaction!
I'm sure regulars here would treat an electronic review copy in confidence.
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Re: I am Muslim, Part 3

#1543  Postby Agrippina » Nov 03, 2011 4:02 pm

z8000783 wrote:Well how serious are you about learning about Islam then?

John

Not serious enough to get a fatwa called on me or whatever it is they do with it, or to start a jihad :ask:
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Re: I am Muslim, Part 3

#1544  Postby z8000783 » Nov 03, 2011 4:03 pm

You're right, you have got a lot to learn.

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Re: I am Muslim, Part 3

#1545  Postby Agrippina » Nov 03, 2011 4:04 pm

:lol:
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Re: I am Muslim, Part 3

#1546  Postby cherries » Nov 03, 2011 4:32 pm

Durro wrote:Feedback from several literary agents was that it was interesting, provocative, humorous and well written, BUT just not a sure-fire sellable prospect in this "difficult" market and thus, not worthy of taking a risk on. One agent asked for 3 lots of sample chapters and nearly took it, but just wasn't 100% convinced.

So, I am my own worst critic and may be exaggerating the lack of quality. I'm thinking of judicously editing it and trying again, but I was so deflated by the initial attempts that it's hard to be motivated to try once more.


it would be a shame to let it go to waste,i found your stories very interesting,durro.
it's a very competitive industry and to get rejections is just normal even for people who have been doing it for quite some time,try if this link helps a bit:

http://michaelhyatt.com/advice-to-first-time-authors.html
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Re: I am Muslim, Part 3

#1547  Postby cherries » Nov 03, 2011 4:34 pm

z8000783 wrote:Well how serious are you about learning about Islam then?

John


Image :think:
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Re: I am Muslim, Part 3

#1548  Postby z8000783 » Nov 03, 2011 6:22 pm

Looks like he did his homework when he met this guy.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQzuFrMRA3M[/youtube]

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Re: I am Muslim, Part 3

#1549  Postby aban57 » Nov 03, 2011 6:52 pm

cherries wrote:
z8000783 wrote:Well how serious are you about learning about Islam then?

John


Image :think:


I love that man :)
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Re: I am Muslim, Part 3

#1550  Postby The_Metatron » Nov 03, 2011 7:27 pm

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z8000783 wrote:Well how serious are you about learning about Islam then?

John

Image :think:


I love that man :)

He doesn't know dick about running an Internet forum, to his lasting shame.
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Re: I am Muslim, Part 3

#1551  Postby cherries » Nov 03, 2011 7:40 pm

z8000783 wrote:Looks like he did his homework when he met this guy.



John

aban57 wrote:I love that man :)

:cheers:
The_Metatron wrote:He doesn't know dick about running an Internet forum, to his lasting shame.


sadly too true but then nobody's perfect :)
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Re: I am Muslim, Part 3

#1552  Postby z8000783 » Nov 03, 2011 7:57 pm

Er...I am.

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Re: I am Muslim, Part 3

#1553  Postby cherries » Nov 03, 2011 8:02 pm

z8000783 wrote:Er...I am.

John


there are always exceptions to the rule...john :lol:
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Re: I am Muslim, Part 3

#1554  Postby z8000783 » Nov 03, 2011 9:21 pm

I am the exception to every rule, cherries.

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Re: I am Muslim, Part 3

#1555  Postby cherries » Nov 03, 2011 9:22 pm

z8000783 wrote:I am the exception to every rule, cherries.

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i hope that's a good thing :lol:
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Re: I am Muslim, Part 3

#1556  Postby z8000783 » Nov 03, 2011 9:23 pm

Depends what the rule is.

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Re: I am Muslim, Part 3

#1557  Postby Matt8819 » Nov 03, 2011 11:10 pm

z8000783 wrote:I am the exception to every rule, cherries.

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If that's the rule...are you the exception to it?
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Re: I am Muslim, Part 3

#1558  Postby Agrippina » Nov 04, 2011 5:26 am

Hmmm! Funny how when Richard Dawkins says that theology is bullshit, people say they "love him." When I say it, I'm an idiot because I don't respect that people take decades to become authorities about bullshit. :whine:

I want people to "love" me too! :waah:
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Re: I am Muslim, Part 3

#1559  Postby NilsGLindgren » Nov 04, 2011 6:33 am

But WE do, Aggie! :hugs:
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Re: I am Muslim, Part 3

#1560  Postby monkeyboy » Nov 04, 2011 6:35 am

Paula wrote:
monkeyboy wrote:
Scot Dutchy wrote:Yes anything that is a critique of islam is very difficult country.



You're right but what the heck. Loads of authors get their works rejected multiple times before someone has the balls to publish. Durro, you should go for it. Call me a wuss though, I'd use a pen name and a mail drop address, those Muslims can be a touch hysterical if someone has a pop at their pet paedophile.


Wuss!


No problem Paula, I'm just not too keen on the smell of petrol bombs in the morning!!
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