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Nov
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answered Should I describe my characters going to the toilet?
Nov
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comment Quoting lyrics in a book of film criticism
This advice isn't GENERALLY accurate - that is, it's generally considered a copyright violation to quote even one line of a song without permission. Fair Use doctrine seems to be very limited in regard to lyrics, possibly because even one line can be a significant portion of the original work. So in general, authors and publishers are advised to get permission for even short quotations from songs. The only difference here is the "film criticism" aspect, but I can't personally see a reason for it to create an exception to the general rule.
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answered Can the author control Amazon excerpts or are they automatically generated?
Oct
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answered How do writers differentiate personal beliefs from the messages of their writing in public discourse?
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comment How do writers differentiate personal beliefs from the messages of their writing in public discourse?
Your second paragraph is somewhat useful information; your first paragraph is just random vitriol. It's too bad you're so angry, but I don't think it's doing anyone any good for you to spread your bitterness around so much.
Oct
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comment Best practices for designating prose as intellectual property?
You don't have links or cites for those cases, do you? I've never read about a successful use of Poor Man's Copyright, so I'm intrigued...
Oct
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comment How practical and feasible is it to work on more than one novel / story at one time?
I agree with the first couple paragraphs, but the last one would only apply to a certain publishing model, and it's not a model that a lot of newer authors are using. Lots of authors are publishing several books a year, and for this to happen you really need to have several books in different stages of production at any given time. For example, I currently have two books with editors, two with my agent, and I'm working on three others, two of which are already sold. Literary novelists may write, edit, publish, and promote one book before moving on, but many others are working on lots at once.
Oct
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revised Using comma splices in dialogue
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answered Using comma splices in dialogue
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comment Require Writers Marketplace
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because I have no idea what it's asking for.
Oct
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revised Should I have my work edited by a freelance editor before seeking publication?
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answered Should I have my work edited by a freelance editor before seeking publication?
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answered Can non-interactive stories make an audience feel guilt, and if so, how?
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answered Show more not tell implementation in writing?
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comment How to find authenticity in a character of color
I don't think you can get the voice right without looking at his culture, so in that way, his culture IS important to the story, right? Everyone's culture is important to the story, because culture will be what often determines how characters behave.
Oct
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answered Using colons and semi-colons in dialogue