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Feb
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revised How do co-authors' rights to a manuscript work?
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Feb
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comment How do co-authors' rights to a manuscript work?
@MonicaCellio: Right, but I'm asking: does a collaboration count as my intellectual property for this purpose? Or does it come under some different category?
Feb
9
asked How does collaboration affect a publishing contract?
Feb
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asked How do co-authors' rights to a manuscript work?
Feb
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comment How do you avoid the problem of a collaborative work having separate voices?
Alas, I think you're sidestepping the core with this answer. "Get a tough editor" is basically "get somebody who already knows how to solve this problem." So: What should a tough editor do to whip this kind of manuscript into shape?
Feb
9
asked How do collaborating authors choose an agent?
Feb
7
revised How to name the characters of your story?
spelling / formatting
Feb
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answered Would a paid-for review from Kirkus give me real insight into quality of my manuscript?
Feb
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awarded  Yearling
Feb
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answered How far into a speculative novel should one go before introducing the central conflict?
Feb
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reviewed Reject Converting ms-word to ebook vs. writing from scratch?
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reviewed Approve Is it worth switching to Dvorak?
Jan
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comment Can anyone direct me to writers' resources on AI or robotic ethics?
BTW, you'll probably find a lot of good resources by googling the phrase you're interested in, plus "popular science" - that'll give you a lot of introductory articles, including Wikipedia articles, that'll be both informative and helpful for finding more in-depth resources.
Jan
23
comment Can anyone direct me to writers' resources on AI or robotic ethics?
Hi Steve, I'm afraid research questions are off-topic here, as per this FAQ and [similar] (meta.writers.stackexchange.com/questions/294/…) ones. Sorry to be discouraging, but I hope you'll find the linked discussions to be clear and reasonable. And good luck finding the resources you're looking for - sounds cool!
Jan
17
answered How to summarize prolonged plot
Jan
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comment How to summarize prolonged plot
A "query" and a "query letter" are the same thing. e.g. first google result for 'query letter agent': A query letter has three concise paragraphs: the hook, the mini-synopsis, and your writer’s biography. Don’t stray from this format. You won’t catch an agent’s attention by inventing a creative new query format. You’ll just alienate your chances of being taken seriously as a professional writer. In any event, I find the original question and your suggestions to serve poorly as a pitch for the book, even in a capacity other than a formal query.
Jan
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comment How to summarize prolonged plot
Strong disagree. A query should be informative and give its recipient concrete detail about what to expect from the book. Generic handwaving and generalizations are no help. Whyare summaries not a good idea They're tough to write, but IMHO extremely effective.
Jan
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comment Adding more characters as the story moves forwards
Maybe some notes on how it is he makes it work well might be in order :P
Jan
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revised Attributives in dialogue
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Jan
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comment Attributives in dialogue
OP asks Can "he said" and "she said" be okay attributives for questions?. Clearly doesn't consider them the standard. I could be wrong; if OP clarifies otherwise, I'll revise or delete.