That's the kind of book review you'll get from a merciful spouse. What's the real skinny? You need to write what people want to read, post a short blurb, and have a decent cover. You'll rock! The big question of social media as an inherent value for sales is just that, a "big" open question. That's why it works for some authors and not for others. In between there is all manner of speculation thereof. What's up with that?
I say it's a lot of wishful thinking mixed in with luck. This is sort of like having a good marriage. Each spouse can consider one another under a microscope and then pat themselves on the back for what a brilliant match they have made. I contend a good marriage is a crap shoot and that's all it is. For instance, please don't try and convince me that if a man has 100 million dollars and he marries a Russian mail order bride it's all about love?
Did the factor of big money have no affect on a cosmic union made in Heaven? Well, just ask Mr. Mad Max from Australia about his "mail order Russian bride?" Oops! Let's not go there. Just the very thought itself is painful indeed. You may think I've gone far afield from writing and selling books. 'Not so fast there" opined Farquhar.
As an indie you should retain your independence from the legacy publisher and their sycophant literary agents. Why should you carry their water from your well? "Not I", opined Farquhar. What do you say?
"Farquhar", a 17th century writer of Restoration comedy. A Cliff Note from Sargeking.
Losing one's touch ... you actually almost started making sense with your tortured metaphor but finally you pulled it out of the bag and didn't bother neatly tying it off with a pretty bow - you went on another tangent instead and made you point another way, by making a cheese cake instead. Bravo!
Sargeking IS the new avant-garde. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
Sarge, are you battened up and ready for the riots? Zimmerman’s lawyers have announced they have quit because Zimmerman has stopped returning their calls and emails, AND he has been in touch with the prosecutor’s office. This just after the special prosecutor announced there would be no grand jury. What do you think about the idea Zimmerman no longer needs a lawyer because the prosecutor’s office has informed him there will be no charges? Of course I’m no lawyer, but I think those lawyers KNOW there will be no charges but were asked not to tell the public until the police can get fully ready for trouble. This would explain a lot, such as the lawyers telling the world they no longer represent Zimmerman (to get the heat off them before the riots start) and why Zimmerman ‘defied’ his lawyers’ orders not to talk with the prosecutor (if he ever did do it without their knowledge, in fact, he may have had the lawyers listening on the line when he called). It seems Zimmerman is in another state (per his lawyers) and may not have to return to Florida ever again. Some reporters said the fact the prosecutor did not go the grand jury route made it more likely she was going to charge him, but I think that is BS. It does make first degree murder impossible, though. It now has to be a lesser charge.
Of course I may be totally wrong, but I think the prosecutor has decided there can be no charges under the law. I really like the way those lawyers defended Florida’s gun laws and made it clear that a man can be killed with one punch; the attacker does not have to be armed in order for the victim to use a gun to defend himself. One lawyer said you can use verbal abuse all you want, but if you go to violence, you do so at your own peril, and that includes unarmed assault. He went on to say that he also had a carry permit.
Of course I've been thinking a whole lot about this case. I believe I've advised you that I solved the missing Yale intern mystery and then led the police to her body. Although, I did so more than 650 miles away and solely from my office PC and TV coverage. Anyway, I have evolved once again via deductive reasoning, a Zimmerman blockbuster.
For what it's worth, here it is. Other than thetimucuan, I want the rest of you to remain seated and hold your applause.
As you have inferred, there likely will be no charges forthcoming. This happenstance is far removed from eye witness testimony. There is a distinct probability that along with the eye witness testimony (drum roll please) that there is a blockbuster cell phone video!!!!
The video probably shows Zimmerman being pummeled half to death by Trayvon. My supposition is fully supported by the north Florida special prosecutor pulling back from a Grand Jury indictment. If Zimmerman were to be charged with premeditated 1st degree murder, then the cell phone video must be introduced in open court as prima facie evidence in a capital case.
Of course this the last thing the special prosecutor wants. If she could have, she would have indicted Zimmerman a couple of weeks ago. The official gambit has been to stretch this case out in the vain hope that people would forget or at least calm down. That was an exercise in futility.
As far as my personal security is concerned, I am geographically well outside the cone of destruction around Sanford and south Florida. I made that chess move several years ago. That's me.
As I said, the cell phone video is merely a supposition but I do have a proven track record in reading between the lines. After-all, I am an accomplished writer with a vast world education and experience with a true advantage over those who will never soar like an eagle but will always truk with turkeys!
In any event, we will certainly know the bottom line in the very near future. I've already written several books on urban survival. I don't know at this late juncture what more I can do. Good luck and watch your back!
The only problem with hypothesis is why did Zimmerman follow the boy to get beaten up. It's the last thing a person does. In fact I've never heard of someone deciding to go and do that. I could hardly believe that is some sort of Urban Survival tip: follow someone that's going to beat you up.
I have a friend who had an ex-girlfriend who refuse to give up a wallet and got shot in the face for her petulance in New York, a foolish move but never someone following a boy to get attacked. And surely if 911 was the last thing on Zimmerman's phone - maybe just maybe he could have called 911 again on redial. I mean, he had time to get out a gun, why not his phone.
But there again, showing pictures of him being beaten up on TV doesn't fit with America's Lame Stream Media Liberal agenda - so there's no point showing the facts on TV, now is there.
It's all superstition really.
The only thing in doubt here is the 'Stand your ground' law - which I would be very very worried of if lived in a state which had it on the books. Your word against the person that's still alive. Wonder who is gonna win that one? It would make a good court based novel any way.
I guess I feel sorry for the families of both parties involved in the case. I dunno it just shows a greedy lack of respected when such things are used to score political points either by the gun people or the against gun people. Or the liberals or the conservatives. It's all pretty sad when you take the ruined lives out of the equation. Sisters. Mothers. Fathers. Friends. Etc.
Oh well, another sun sets on another day in the wild west.
His lawyers explained how the 911 tapes have been edited and how Zimmerman told the 911 operator he was following the suspicious man and the 911 operator said, “You don’t have to do that.” That’s when Zimmerman said, “Okay.” THEN!! The 911 operator asked Zimmerman to see what address the suspicious man went to. THAT’S when Zimmerman agreed to do that and followed him just long enough to see where he went. Once he had done that, he went BACK TO HIS CAR. THEN the six foot plus man (not boy) went up to Zimmerman while he was getting in contact with the 911 operator to report the address and asked, "Do you have a problem?” Zimmerman answered, “No.” The man said, “You do now,” and broke Zimmerman’s nose. The lawyers also explained it is not an act of violence to follow someone. He invited the reporters there to follow him home if they wanted to. The violence was started by Trayvon Martin. The suggestion all you get in a fist fight is a bloody nose is childish mentality left over from grammar schoolyard fights. When men fight, they cripple and kill each other. There have been several cases in the last few years where men were killed with one punch and the hitter was charged with manslaughter. One lawyer spoke of men being turned into a vegetable with one punch. The Lefty news people have lied so much just to drum up interest in the case, they should be sued. There is plenty of evidence to prove Zimmerman is not a racist, like the fact he has several black friends who are afraid to speak up for him and the fact Zimmerman and his wife have been involved in mentoring black teens and helping a black church. It turns out there is no recording of Zimmerman using racist slurs that night; the news media lied and then recanted their lies, calling them mistakes.
"The only thing in doubt here is the 'Stand your ground' law - which I would be very very worried of if lived in a state which had it on the books. Your word against the person that's still alive. Wonder who is gonna win that one? It would make a good court based novel any way."
Yeah, Florida is a weird state. After all, only 24 other states have a similar law. For some strange reason, they just happen to be states with the lowest crime rates.
However, I am curious about one thing. I thought attempting to hire someone to commit a murder was against the law. I think its call murder for hire. Where is the justice dept on the bounty placed on Zimmerman?
Most of us have learned to tolerate Sargeking's crazy, and sometimes sexist, comments. Most others do not want to engage him. I have had an actual back and forth conversation with him on this forum in past and he really is not as bad as he seems at first glance.
I'm sure he hides these views from his readers. Unlike me - I am exactly as I seem. Real nonfiction. I'm also about to go on a writing rampage in relation to the misuse of informants in the US criminal justice system - I realize this changes the topic, but why not? I have seen stuff recently that is extremely disturbing and it is piling-up. Wish me luck.