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reviewed Leave Open best licensing option for freest possible sharing of lyrics while retaining the right to get paid if someone else makes money from them
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comment best licensing option for freest possible sharing of lyrics while retaining the right to get paid if someone else makes money from them
I'm of the opinion we allow professional questions for creators, and songwriters fall into our purview. IMHO, asking about licensing is on-topic and of interest to professions. (@rolfedh, et all - if this is something we aren't agreed on, I'd be happy to open a Meta topic - let me know what you think.)
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comment How should I have my male character express strong feelings?
@zombysis: That's absolutely fine! Writers.SE takes a community approach to things - we don't expect everything to be perfect; the community makes active suggestions on improvement (and checks that they're actually improvements!); and posts here are definitely aimed to help lots of people over time, not just the one original poster. All the best with your writing!
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comment How should I have my male character express strong feelings?
(Women tend to like romance, as a genre, way more than men to begin with - you might be shooting yourself in the foot there. Try to choose beta readers who actually like your book's genre, men or women; otherwise there's a bunch of reasons they might dislike it that have nothing to do with your book in particular!)
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comment How should I have my male character express strong feelings?
If a bunch of beta-readers loved the book and a bunch didn't, it really could just be an issue of taste and opinion. Of everybody agrees that the character isn't impossible, and some of 'em love him that way and some of 'em hate him, that's... pretty much OK, no?
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comment How should I have my male character express strong feelings?
@zombysis : It sounds to me like you've got a gradual process which justifies the entire thing. Your issue might be with how well that justification is actually working for some readers (pretty much anything can be justified, but not all attempts are equally successful). But I'm afraid for that, you'd need a more in-depth critique of your actual manuscript.
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reviewed Reject and Edit How do I write about nerdy concepts without sounding like a tryhard?
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