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Old 03-11-2016, 07:59 AM   #71
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Cult meeting alert: Saturday, 8 p.m. Usual spot. When you give the secret knock, the password phrase is, "Open the door, you dumbass!" Aluminum foil headwear required. Light hors d'oeuvres. No suspenders.
No suspenders! You should post more often. Holy crap that's funny.
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Old 03-11-2016, 09:36 AM   #72
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This is why I think this guy is involved in a cult. Scientology's #1 sworn enemy is psychiatry. NDE is terminology that originated from the field of psychiatry.
Yet again, you misquote and slander. You're just like Hitler.

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Old 03-11-2016, 06:00 PM   #73
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After having read this thread, I don't think you have a chance in hell of getting any sort of deal. First your premise sounds wonky and pseudosciency, but the biggest red flag here is that numerous people have told you need to work on your query/ proposal, and you deflect the response, and give incredibly lame arguments such as "I don't want to give 100% in case they expect that from now on." What kind of BS logic is that? No one is going to want to work with someone who can't take criticism and employ easily actionable notes. Anyone, ANYONE, can write your book. You have to prove that you're the only one who can do it well, or else why would I invest money into it?

You say you're not having luck so far, well it's because your query sucks and you're not willing to fix it. Instead you think you can bribe your way into the industry by buying someone steak and a scotch, or sleeping with them? I hope that was a joke, but based off the delusion I've seen in the other posts, I'm guessing you mean it. That's not how hollywood works, you watch too many bad movies.

The fact of the matter is even if I knew a lit agent, why would I risk my reputation and relationship with them by referring you. If the agent comes back and says "hey, this is interesting, but the proposal needs work before we shop it." Are you going to say, "Well I'm a storyteller like Lucas, and blah blah blah" The agent is going to delete you from his contacts.
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Old 03-11-2016, 06:31 PM   #74
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Yet again, you misquote and slander. You're just like Hitler.

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