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PostSubject: Re: Non fiction authors   Sat May 02, 2009 9:14 am

Builder,

I have an idea--this is my final one--consult E.Don Harpe about your issues.

He is most adroit and much better able to explain it all to you than we are.
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PostSubject: Re: Non fiction authors   Sat May 02, 2009 9:44 am

So Carol, you do believe my work is selling from my rankings. I really dont know. My Mother asked me last night, what I will get in royalties. I answered, "I don't know". I have no idea.

As for grammar and so on. That is why publishers employ editors.

I really don't want to talk about my identity or why I won't reveal my work. So I won't answer on this anymore after this post. (Don't want to be rude, so I thought I would let people know in advance)
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PostSubject: Re: Non fiction authors   Sat May 02, 2009 9:46 am

builder wrote: It does take a great deal of talent to write fiction...and...But really anybody can write non fiction....

You've exposed yourself as an uninformed amateur who hasn't a clue what he's talking about.

builder wrote: I still won't reveal my work....It really is no hot topic and no big deal.

No doubt, an accurate statement.


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PostSubject: Re: Non fiction authors   Sat May 02, 2009 9:48 am

builder wrote: As for grammar and so on. That is why publishers employ editors.

Not simply uninformed but frightfully naive.
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PostSubject: Re: Non fiction authors   Sat May 02, 2009 11:54 am

What are you talking about Rogers?
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PostSubject: Re: Non fiction authors   Sat May 02, 2009 3:15 pm

It's doubtful that you'll ever know.
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PostSubject: Re: Non fiction authors   Sat May 02, 2009 3:31 pm

For God's sake, builder, he's telling you that editors are not there to correct your grammar, not anyone can write non-fiction and none of it is easy. You really have a lot to learn. Let's say eveything.
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PostSubject: Re: Non fiction authors   Sat May 02, 2009 4:13 pm

I said anyone can write non fiction. I never said it was easy. Like learning a new language, anybody could do it, but it won't be easy. Get your facts correct Dick.

I starting to feel like this forum is just for professional writers and not for average Joe's. I should have named this thread, "have a go at builder"
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PostSubject: Re: Non fiction authors   Sat May 02, 2009 6:57 pm

builder, You want to talk instead of listen so you didn't come here for information. Or even a discussion. You came to argue a vague point that doesn't make any sense at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Non fiction authors   Sat May 02, 2009 10:47 pm

Builder:
When you talk, you tell what you know. When you listen, you can learn what you don't know.
People are judged by what they say, or in this case, what they write. A first impression has already been made.
The best way to learn is by asking questions and you will find people are ready and willing to help. By making uninformed statements you can expect to be attacked. You can learn from that as well. What you do from this point forward is up to you.
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PostSubject: Re: Non fiction authors   Sun May 03, 2009 1:45 am

builder wrote:
I said anyone can write non fiction. I never said it was easy. Like learning a new language, anybody could do it, but it won't be easy. Get your facts correct Dick.

I starting to feel like this forum is just for professional writers and not for average Joe's. I should have named this thread, "have a go at builder"
If you are a published author, as you claim to be, then you should be a professional writer. You have told everyone that your book is selling on Amazon and you are wondering about royalties and how many books may have been sold in the first year. What does it matter how many books are sold if the writer considers himself to be an "average Joe" instead of a new professional writer who still has a lot to learn? You can't have it both ways.

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PostSubject: Re: Non fiction authors   Sun May 03, 2009 8:12 am

Evil or Very Mad


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PostSubject: Re: Non fiction authors   Sun May 03, 2009 9:40 am

??? Who the hell are you
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PostSubject: Re: Non fiction authors   Sun May 03, 2009 9:51 am

Twisted Evil


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PostSubject: Re: Non fiction authors   Sun May 03, 2009 11:13 am

Whooopeee!
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PostSubject: Re: Non fiction authors   Sun May 03, 2009 11:17 am

Builder, if you want members here to help you, then you are going about things all wrong.

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PostSubject: Re: Non fiction authors   Sun May 03, 2009 11:31 am

Twisted Evil


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PostSubject: Re: Non fiction authors   Sun May 03, 2009 12:19 pm

Don,
do you remember the movie about WWII where the response by the American officer to the German was, "NUTS?"
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PostSubject: Re: Non fiction authors   Sun May 03, 2009 1:52 pm

All this debate assumes that our author friend is being straightforward with us, doesn't it?

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PostSubject: Re: Non fiction authors   Sun May 03, 2009 3:17 pm

Don, you've uncovered his secret. The title will be revealed tomorrow and we'll all rush out to buy the book.

Abe, I've heard on good authority that what the man actually said was, "Oh, s**t," but it had to be cleaned up for public consumption.
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PostSubject: Re: Non fiction authors   Sun May 03, 2009 10:14 pm

Cleaning up shit for consumption?
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PostSubject: Re: Non fiction authors   Tue May 05, 2009 7:28 pm

That's a repugnant concept.
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PostSubject: Re: Non fiction authors   Tue May 05, 2009 7:35 pm

Boy has this thread gone off topic! *grin*
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PostSubject: Re: Non fiction authors   Tue May 05, 2009 7:40 pm

I'm not altogether certain that's correct. The latter posts have a certain ring to them.
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PostSubject: Re: Non fiction authors   Tue May 05, 2009 7:45 pm

Kind of like, haven't we been here before?

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