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coldangel

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« Reply #40 on: 11-04-2006 06:25 »

The industry experts don't seem to think so.
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« Reply #41 on: 11-04-2006 06:27 »

THen they arnt experts, thats blood amazing Coldangel!
coldangel

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« Reply #42 on: 11-04-2006 06:30 »

Awww... thank you. I just wish I could get it published. Then I'd be able to rest easy.
jle1993

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« Reply #43 on: 11-04-2006 06:33 »

Tell who ever you go to that people want this book!
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« Reply #44 on: 11-04-2006 06:40 »

We should all write references for him. Because we're such prominent people in society...
coldangel

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« Reply #45 on: 11-04-2006 06:41 »

I don't think they ever bother reading the excerpts I send.
any1else

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« Reply #46 on: 11-04-2006 06:43 »

If they don't bother reading them then they're obviously not doing their jobs properly.
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« Reply #47 on: 11-04-2006 06:45 »

They'd read a reference from me I bet, give me the address of the publisher and I'll send them a reference for you and praise for your book.
coldangel

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« Reply #48 on: 11-04-2006 06:50 »

Heh. Cheers but unless you're an accredited manuscript assessor that won't fly.
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« Reply #49 on: 11-04-2006 06:53 »

Wat about an accredited manuscript writer?
coldangel

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« Reply #50 on: 11-04-2006 07:01 »

If professional certification is verefiable.
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« Reply #51 on: 11-04-2006 07:06 »

You're a professor, isn't that professional?  tongue
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« Reply #52 on: 11-04-2006 07:09 »

What publisher are you using
coldangel

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« Reply #53 on: 11-04-2006 07:12 »

Yess.... perhaps if I introduce myself as Professor Joel Evans... the 3rd.

Currently I'm trying to hit Pan Macmillan, though I try all publishers in Australia who are accepting unsolicited manuscripts, and all the Litarary Agents specializing in my genre.
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« Reply #54 on: 11-04-2006 07:14 »

So if I write and tell them that there apperes to be a large fan base for novels by Joel Evans, would that help?
coldangel

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« Reply #55 on: 11-04-2006 07:19 »

Probably not, because it's a well known ploy that some people try by writing in themselves under different names.
The real problem is that the literary scene in Australia is dead. Publishers flooded the market with a glut of self-indulgent overly-intellectual shit that nobody wants to read... they thought they were being progressive and new-agey, but what it meant was that nobody bought any Australian books for the longest time and now the campanies can barely afford to publish. They're just taking overseas imprints and passing them along, that and sticking with the established names who are guaranteed not to run a loss. There's no room for new writers.
'Course I could try overseas, but that becomes an expensive exercise in terms of postage, AND literary agencies charge nearly double the commission for overseas writers.
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« Reply #56 on: 11-04-2006 07:21 »

Then we'll fund you...
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« Reply #57 on: 11-04-2006 07:23 »

Yeah, we'll help!
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« Reply #58 on: 11-04-2006 07:23 »

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, you guys....
Of course I can't accept that, but I love you for offering.  big grin
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« Reply #59 on: 11-04-2006 07:25 »

Just you wait...2 and a half more years...then I can afford it. I'll do it without your approval!
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« Reply #60 on: 11-04-2006 07:28 »

I'll do it without his approvel anyway, his novel deserves to be published!
coldangel

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« Reply #61 on: 11-04-2006 07:30 »

You know I'll just spend your money on hookerbots...
any1else

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« Reply #62 on: 11-04-2006 07:33 »

We won't send the money to you, we'll send it to the...places.
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« Reply #63 on: 11-04-2006 07:35 »

Yeah, we'll think of something
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« Reply #64 on: 11-06-2006 00:42 »

I'll just bump this to say I've sent away a bunch of copies of the manuscript to various publishers and literary agents this week.
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« Reply #65 on: 11-06-2006 00:58 »

Great!  Don't give up hope man, we're rooting for you!  I dunno if you tried this already but I saw a bunch of sites that tell you how to get published.  I didn't actually read them but I saw them so I know they're out there somewhere...and if all else fails...you can try publishing yourself! though I don't recommend doing that without some kind of editor helping you tune your story.
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« Reply #66 on: 11-06-2006 01:12 »

Editing isn't the problem, it's money. The manuscript is already honed to a razor edge, I would just need an arseload of cash for self-publishing, and without the marketing machine behind me there's little chance of making it back.

Money money money... something's funny... in a rich man's world...
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« Reply #67 on: 11-06-2006 02:49 »

When you do get published and become rich, I want to be paid for that important editing I did....10 months ago.  tongue

 eek Holy bronzed spinach, was it that long ago?
coldangel

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« Reply #68 on: 11-06-2006 05:41 »

Will you accept Joel-Land Fun Dollars?
any1else

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« Reply #69 on: 11-06-2006 06:06 »

Only if they're hand-made.
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« Reply #70 on: 11-06-2006 14:01 »

Are you published yet?
coldangel

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« Reply #71 on: 11-06-2006 18:52 »

Pfffft... publishers and agents take up to three months to get back to me with a "Thanks but no thanks" letter.
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« Reply #72 on: 11-11-2006 05:08 »

I should put this here as well because it's the main character of the abovementioned novel... a better version than that last one I did, and more accurate in terms of hardware and garb:

 
any1else

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« Reply #73 on: 11-11-2006 05:43 »

Ohohoho...
And with the Earth Guard icon on his shoulder.  big grin
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« Reply #74 on: 11-11-2006 06:17 »

Yep.
Earth Guard - Protecting you from evil illuminati plots since 2006.
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« Reply #75 on: 11-12-2006 05:30 »

Hey since you watch anime, have you read the Full Metal Panic novels?  Those Tengu remind me of the mini- AS's
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« Reply #76 on: 11-12-2006 06:42 »

I haven't gotten into FMP yet, but what I actually based them around was the Tachikoma/Fuchikoma 'tank' robots from the Ghost in the Shell manga and anime series, just without the cheerful personalities. So you were right about the anime origin.
I made the homage more apparent in one scene toward the end where Black and his team are engaged in combat with one of the machines in an abandoned villiage in Siberia, and they're forced back by its turret until it depleats its internal ammunition stores. Black then mutters "'Bout fuckin' time it ran out!" in exactly the same way Motoko Kusanagi does in the first GITS movie.
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« Reply #77 on: 11-12-2006 16:45 »

Hm...I've never seen GITS but now I'm thinking maybe I should watch it...
coldangel

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« Reply #78 on: 11-12-2006 16:46 »

It's a classic. Compulsary viewing, really.
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