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SELIRAT
07-08-2006, 10:55 PM
Looking for writer for possible long-term association

We are two Bulgarian-born artists involved in the music industry. And while we have no need to look outside this interest, a life-changing experience has nudged us in a different direction.

We came together out of this shared experience, an experience that some might find unbelievable. It has to do with our relationship with the invisible universe, something that has propelled us into a place of harmony with this universe. This peaceful coexistence began 11 years ago and continues to grow. Being a precious and personal experience, we just watched this unfold before us for all these years without ever feeling the need for its public manifestation.

Now we’re guided to begin sharing what happened to and for us, to carry a message we feel must be delivered. We believe this can be done through a progression of appropriate projects in relevant, and most important, artistic forms – books, scripts, music, video, and do on – all stemming from the primary ‘mother’ story.

We receive original project concepts, overviews, synopses, or definitive structures in our native Bulgarian, but for reasons made clear in the underlying story, these projects must take form in English. For this, we need a writing partner.

What we hope from our partner:

– To be both sensitive to and sincerely interested in our story – To fully understand the ‘mother’ story and the projects that grow from it

With this writer we would share project content in our best English, offering clarification and guidance at every step. If our partnership continues to grow, what we offer is an agreement for co-authorship, co-ownership on every project chosen to be part of our collaboration.

Why a co-author and not a ghost writer? It’s not that we can’t pay, or don’t want to pay, a ghost writer. Instead, we feel that no writer could successfully convey this story without fully believing in and understanding the importance of sharing this experience, that this story and its connected projects are the story he or she was meant to write. Naturally, if our partner finds strong inspiration and motivation in the subject, and truly believes in his or her writing abilities, that writer will be thoroughly convinced of the need to be part of this association.

We are so sure of this that we are willing to state: If our writer/partner needs food on the table and lacks necessary resources and is strongly and sincerely interested in this collaboration, we will consider helping our partner co-writer as seems reasonable, without any obligations to refund what will be offered, provided that nothing is sold on the market.

If you feel that you are the right person for this association, we look forward to hearing from you and building a long-term collaborative relationship.
Sergio
Contact : selirat@telenet.be (selirat@telenet.be) tel - 00 32 2 452 46 29 fax – 00 32 2 452 25 07 mobile – 00 32 (0 )475 / 78 37 15

icerose
07-08-2006, 11:08 PM
Hi,
Welcome to the boards.

We need some clarification. As writers tend to stick to genre's (type of story like science fiction, fantasy, romance and so on) would you please state the genre you think your work best fits into?

Also do you have a synopsis ( a brief description of the story) of it you can share?

With just the information you have provided we don't know what kind of writer would be interested as we don't know what kind of work it is.

Like if your project is non-fiction, then you would want to attract writers who write non-fiction.

Thanks

Sara

Ben King
07-08-2006, 11:30 PM
I'd be interested in this, but I don't know what the 'mother' story is. Can you please expand?

Summonere
07-09-2006, 12:37 AM
icerose, Ben King:

My guess is that this is not something to be touted as fiction at all, but rather something New Agey and self-helpish in that revelation of and acquaintance with the unbelievable experience will be something put forth in books, audio and video tapes (though in a modern age, CDs and DVDs, and a website), so that others may decide whether or not to believe. Possibly a variation of the “Seth Speaks” type books by Jane Roberts.

Keys:
“came together out of this shared experience, an experience that some might find unbelievable.”

“It has to do with our relationship with the invisible universe, something that has propelled us into a place of harmony with this universe.”
I realize I probably sound cynical, here, but I’m just trying to pin the tail on the merely-hinted-at donkey. Nothing wrong with such books. They made Jane Roberts and her husband a lot of money. Being used to working for money, though, I’m leery of such language as follows (which doesn't talk about money):
“what we offer is an agreement for co-authorship, co-ownership on every project chosen to be part of our collaboration.”
Almost forgot: the probable reason Sergio / Selirat is vague on the idea is because that’s what he hopes to use to, a) entice writers to inquire, and, b) sell. I dare say, though, it’s not the idea that will sell, but the hard work that goes into making it sellable. Thus do I find the issue of money an interesting one. (By the way, I’m not interested in writing the idea. Have lots of my own.)

shalom aleichem
As-Salāmu `Alaykum

TsukiRyoko
07-13-2006, 07:56 PM
The way you described the experience itself seems to be a bit vague.

Maybe if you gave a little more direction as to exactly what your potential partner would be looking for, you'd get a bit more response.

It certainly seems like what you're doing requires quite a bit of dedication and involvement, which is something many people crave for in a co-writing relationship.

However, it's a bit hard to see what's on the playing board. Maybe you could give the board a little more to work with, a little more insight?

Perks
08-08-2006, 09:04 PM
There's no need to post this request six times. It's called spamming.

Perks
08-08-2006, 09:07 PM
This is appropriate for the Mentors & Writing partners board. It will likely be deleted everywhere else. Please don't post this notice on any other AW boards.

veinglory
08-08-2006, 09:07 PM
Make that seven--and it makes me quite sure I am not interested. A good collaborator is one who communicates well and appropriately.

JennaGlatzer
08-08-2006, 09:10 PM
Sergio, the rule on this forum is to post something once, on the most appropriate board. I'm deleting your other identical posts.

JennaGlatzer
08-08-2006, 09:13 PM
On second thought, you already opened this topic a month ago and didn't respond to the questions posed of you. I'll close this thread and let you continue on there:

http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34930