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Developer/writer/filmmaker/other from Chicago currently living in Stockholm.


Nov
2
comment I have compiled a poetry book with poems of 4chan users. It has a lot of vulgarisms, is it possible to publish something like that?
It is in fact someone else's work. Someone else wrote it. If you publish that work and someone claims that they wrote it (and can prove it, maybe through IP logs or having posted it non-anonymously elsewhere), they would have a very good case for infringement. That is why you would have trouble finding a publisher.
Sep
8
revised First publication rights still available on this?
added 1 characters in body
Sep
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
3
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
3
answered What elements should be included in a story's setting?
Sep
2
comment First Person Voice - Same as speaking?
@Ralph - I understand that the fictional character is not putting pen to paper (again, because they don't really exist). But whatever term you want to use (writing, telling, narrating, etc), it's the characters voice and POV that must come through. The writer knows much more about the world then they character does (arguably, they know an infinite amount more). But the character is still the one that they reader is supposed to connect with and therefore the author needs to understand why the character is writing (I mean telling) this story and whom they are writing it for.
Sep
1
comment Why does an author need an editor?
And that's why young novelists usually aren't ready to be published...
Sep
1
comment First Person Voice - Same as speaking?
+1 for "write what the character would write". Part of this is also about understanding why the character is writing this story and whom they are writing it for. That will help reveal how they choose to present themselves.
Aug
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
28
comment How could my friend publish his Steve Jobs biography?
The official Steve Jobs biography is about to come out. There is no way that he would let an unofficial one slide.
Aug
26
revised What's a typical trilogy structure?
Adding some points to address what others have said.
Aug
25
answered What's a typical trilogy structure?
Aug
17
comment Writing a book on establishing Cash N Carry business?
You questions don't match (overlooking the fact that your title isn't actually a question anyway). Beyond that, your second question is wildly off topic for this site. Voting to close.
Aug
17
comment Should I start work on a sequel before I have sold my book?
+1 for "No effort is wasted".
Aug
4
revised How important is scenery when you are writing?
added 1 characters in body
Aug
4
comment An engineering student wants to write fiction, where to start?
@Kate - Okay, that explanation I completely agree with.
Aug
4
comment An engineering student wants to write fiction, where to start?
I agree with most of what Kate says here, except one thing. If you write, you are a writer. If you write (a lot), you will get better. You may have further to go or more to learn, but if you write, you are a writer. Just because someone can run faster than you does not mean you are not a runner as well.
Aug
4
comment An engineering student wants to write fiction, where to start?
+1 100% agree. I would add that it's probably best not to even read what you have written, at least not at first. Once you have filled many, many pages with thoughts and stories, then you can go back and try to make sense of it. But your "job", as Natalie Goldberg says in "Writing Down the Bones", is to just fill the page and then move on to the next and fill that as well.
Aug
3
answered How important is scenery when you are writing?
Aug
1
answered The Protagonist and the 'Mid Point' of a Screenplay