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* [http://www.talewins.com/plotting.htm "Plotting" by Jeff Heisler, of Heisler Ink]
 
* [http://www.talewins.com/plotting.htm "Plotting" by Jeff Heisler, of Heisler Ink]
 
* [http://www.writing-world.com/fiction/plot.shtml "Plotting by Personality" by Marg McAlister]
 
* [http://www.writing-world.com/fiction/plot.shtml "Plotting by Personality" by Marg McAlister]
* [http://www.sfwa.org/beware/copyright.html Copyright info] and [http://www.sfwa.org/beware/epublishers.html Electronic publishing] info from the [http://www.sfwa.org Science Fiction Writers of America].
 
 
* [http://www.hollylisle.com/ HollyLisle.com]
 
* [http://www.hollylisle.com/ HollyLisle.com]
 
* [http://www.midtel.net/~roediger/faq.html Patrice Kindl, Children's Author]
 
* [http://www.midtel.net/~roediger/faq.html Patrice Kindl, Children's Author]
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* [http://arwenbooks.com/a_brilliant_opening.htm The Opening Sentence]
 
* [http://arwenbooks.com/a_brilliant_opening.htm The Opening Sentence]
 
* [http://creativecommons.org/projects/founderscopyright/ Founders' Copyright  Creative Commons]
 
* [http://creativecommons.org/projects/founderscopyright/ Founders' Copyright  Creative Commons]
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== About Copyright ==
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* Kimberly Dawn wrote:
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Because there are HUGE misunderstandings about what a copyright is these days and I keep seeing them repeated over and over again. I thought I could help.
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[http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html]
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There's a good start.
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So, yes fan fiction is a violation of copyright.
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[http://www.keytlaw.com/Copyrights/top10myths.htm http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html]
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[http://www.theistudio.com/seven-online-copyright-myths.html http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html]
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[http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/ http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html]
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Copyrights are made as soon as you make them into apparent form. So automatically everything in this post is being copyrighted as I write it.
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This post will be invalid in its copyright after I'm dead for EIGHTY years.
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Also another thing to know is that an official copyright is EXPENSIVE, which is why most publishers will do it for you. It will cost you quite a bundle, unless you intend to have a high volume, and should be done through a lawyer. Trade mark and copyright often get confused, BTW, but you can't copyright titles to books, etc. You can copyright ideas, expressions of art, etc. specific phrases, slogans and titles are trademarks. ^_^
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* [http://www.sfwa.org/beware/copyright.html Copyright info] and [http://www.sfwa.org/beware/epublishers.html Electronic publishing] info from the [http://www.sfwa.org Science Fiction Writers of America].
  
 
== Writing Communities ==
 
== Writing Communities ==

Revision as of 03:56, 11 October 2005

Web Tools Useful for Writers

Writing Advice and Articles

About Copyright

  • Kimberly Dawn wrote:

Because there are HUGE misunderstandings about what a copyright is these days and I keep seeing them repeated over and over again. I thought I could help.

http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html

There's a good start.

So, yes fan fiction is a violation of copyright.

http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html

http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html

http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html

Copyrights are made as soon as you make them into apparent form. So automatically everything in this post is being copyrighted as I write it.

This post will be invalid in its copyright after I'm dead for EIGHTY years.

Also another thing to know is that an official copyright is EXPENSIVE, which is why most publishers will do it for you. It will cost you quite a bundle, unless you intend to have a high volume, and should be done through a lawyer. Trade mark and copyright often get confused, BTW, but you can't copyright titles to books, etc. You can copyright ideas, expressions of art, etc. specific phrases, slogans and titles are trademarks. ^_^

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Where am I?

A phenomenally complete Excel spreadsheet that helps you keep track of your progress. It could save you time, unless you use it obsessively just to watch the charts and graphs change. Includes a morale tracker.

What AM I doing?

character worksheet and other resources It may be a bit late muck around with plotting, but you never know what you're gonna need. This is where our character worksheet came from. The site also includes character biography worksheet, fantasy and sci-fi world-building forms, and story starters.

Is this for real?

Check out the Character and Plot Realism thread on the NaNo forum. This is the place to go for the skinny on weight-lifting, Italian folk magic, creative assassinations, or summoning angelic beings. It's also a great place to mess around when all you really want to do is, well, procrastinate.