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Jul
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answered Is it a good idea to stay away from past progressive in fiction?
Jul
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comment Avoid repeating specific words with no synonyms
13 Norwegians and 6 Norways seems reasonable to me in an essay about your experience learning the language. What makes you think it's too many? Too many for what?
Jul
24
revised Legal or copyright problems using Google drive or other cloud storage for story notes?
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Jul
24
comment Legal or copyright problems using Google drive or other cloud storage for story notes?
You would need a lawyer to determine that for certain. People often get up in arms about some online service or other requesting the right to copy users' stuff, but usually it's expressly to give the service permission to do what the user is using the service for. A cloud storage service, for example, needs your permission to store your stuff, and to present it back to you. Other kinds of online services--such as social media sites--are a whole nuther kettle of bees. If you're concerned, consult a lawyer. In any event, read the agreement you're agreeing to.
Jul
24
answered Legal or copyright problems using Google drive or other cloud storage for story notes?
Jul
24
comment Has leading changed over the last 15 years?
Interesting question. Too bad there's no typography section on StackExchange.
Jul
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Jul
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answered Developing your writer's voice
Jul
21
comment Market for novellas and/or novelettes
Why on earth was this voted down? It appears to be the first one that gives a direct answer.
Jul
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Jul
20
answered Thinking as a character
Jul
16
comment If I get a free ISBN through Amazon's CreateSpace now, will that impact any decisions about getting my own ISBN later?
Right. The issue for me is not the source of the ISBN, but the imprint associated with the ISBN in the distributors' listings. I am an honest-to-goodness publisher, and want to appear so. Using a free or inexpensive CreateSpace ISBN raises a flag for booksellers. My ISBNs are associated with my publishing company. The only thing to distinguish my books from anyone else's is the quality of the stories, covers, descriptions, and interior formatting. I don't want to give booksellers a reason to reject my books before they even get a look at them.
Jul
16
comment What do I put on my copyright page when self-publishing?
Given the comments on the original question, I get the impression that CC doesn't fit the OP's needs. I may be wrong. And I don't use CC or similar licenses for my fiction, so I don't have advice about that. It's an interesting option to consider, so I hope you add an answer.
Jul
15
comment Sequence of Events
Multiple first person POV has been done. It is very difficult. You have to be very, very good with character voice.
Jul
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Jul
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comment What do I put on my copyright page when self-publishing?
Jay, that's my sense of it, too. Every now and then an author will set up a company. John Grisham uses Belfry Holdings, Inc. But usually the author holds the copyright personally.
Jul
13
comment What do I put on my copyright page when self-publishing?
A business name with a presence on the web can make a book somewhat more attractive to book stores. A "Doing Business As" (DBA) company is fairly inexpensive to set up. Mine cost about $150 to establish, including fees to Sacramento and California. And $30 per year in business taxes. (DBA income is just personal income). I claim copyright to the text in my own name, and other rights (cover design, interior design) under my business name.
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Jul
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answered What do I put on my copyright page when self-publishing?