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revised What's “fair use” for borrowing someone else's invented term?
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answered What's “fair use” for borrowing someone else's invented term?
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answered Should I start work on a sequel before I have sold my book?
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answered Author's notes: yay or nay?
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revised How little “fantasy” can be in a story and it still be recognizably fantasy?
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answered How little “fantasy” can be in a story and it still be recognizably fantasy?
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comment 2nd Draft- Fix spelling/grammar or plot first?
Good question. I suppose I was in a more "don't scare off new writers" mood when I wrote that. :-) Here I'm talking more about an ideal, a goal to be striven for (in, as always, my opinion) than what's actually feasible for a given writer. And even if you get there, there's still a vast gulf between "this won't embarrass me too much if it gets published" (the ideal first draft) and "this is pretty much the best I can do" (the ideal submission).
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comment 2nd Draft- Fix spelling/grammar or plot first?
I think the value of the advice depends on whether you're writing to a deadline. But if you aspire to write for a living (or a significant portion of one) you will eventually have deadlines, and at that point, being able to turn in publishable copy at any time is literally a valuable skill to have.
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comment How do you reference pop culture in a dialogue without proper attribution?
... as long as you're not using a snatch of lyrics from a song. Your publisher will insist that you get permission for every song you quote, and you'll have to pay whatever the owner of the song copyright wants. (There are no compulsory licenses for lyrics, either.)
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answered 2nd Draft- Fix spelling/grammar or plot first?
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comment What's a good writing software for Android phones/tablets?
Google does have an official Docs app now for Android (it's in the Market).
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comment No English degree, what are my chances on successfully publishing a novel?
Certainly, me too, and for posterity. :-)
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comment No English degree, what are my chances on successfully publishing a novel?
Yes, I was assuming you were interested in mainstream commercial publishing, rather than small or literary publishers. Getting an MFA would probably guarantee publication in a journal affiliated with your alma mater.
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comment No English degree, what are my chances on successfully publishing a novel?
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