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I'm a newly graduated web development guy. I enjoy gaming, writing, music, LEGO, literature, and a whole mess of other stuff. I'm passionate, focused, and enjoy a good debate. I use sarcasm liberally, so keep an eye out. :)


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comment How do I express opinion informed by my beliefs without being hamfisted?
I've edited it further. Any better?
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comment How do I express opinion informed by my beliefs without being hamfisted?
@Standback The motivation for the question was regarding incorporating my beliefs into my fantasy world, but I think the idea carries over to other types of writing: nonfiction, critical review, modern fiction, science fiction, and virtually anything else you could name. That's why I didn't want the question focused on one genre. If it will get the hounds off, I will, but that isn't the spirit of what I was asking.
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comment How do I express opinion informed by my beliefs without being hamfisted?
The two questions are about different things. Simple. I'm failing to see what about the question isn't clear, honestly. I'm talking about influencing work, @Standback is talking about writing a religious character.
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comment How do I express opinion informed by my beliefs without being hamfisted?
@Standback not really. I mean in a more overarching sense than just characters. Like whole mythologies. Or in a non-fiction setting, how you can state your case from a religious background without being obnoxious.
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comment How do I express opinion informed by my beliefs without being hamfisted?
I don't think it needs to be more specific. I'm asking how one can incorporate religion into their writing without being hamfisted about it. I'm not interested in discussion. I'm interested in answers from people who have thought about it before, and have examples to back themselves up. Style != discussion.
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asked How do I express opinion informed by my beliefs without being hamfisted?
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comment When do I need to obtain permission to photograph and write about a business, work of art, or person?
From the American Society of Media Photographers website. They echo a lot of my comments so far, but are more of an authority on it.
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comment When do I need to obtain permission to photograph and write about a business, work of art, or person?
Well again. IANAL. But: if it's a photograph of a product, then you are allowed to incorporate it into artistic works. You are not allowed to imply endorsement from a company, or to use their logos to sell your product. You can sell a product with representations of their work as long as you make it explicit that rights to the trademark are reserved to the company that owns it.
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answered When do I need to obtain permission to photograph and write about a business, work of art, or person?
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answered What methods does Rowling use to establish Dumbledore as being wise and trustworthy?
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comment How could the surprise-villain thread have been less contrived in “Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone”?
Although, in Rowling's defense, when she wrote HPatPS, I do not think she had any idea that the book would blow up like it did. It was intended to appeal to a young audience, around Harry's age, who would be unlikely to question things like that. Not saying that makes the oversight any more correct, but honestly, if I were writing for a grade/middle school audience, I wouldn't put as much effort into bulletproofing my plot. It wasn't until after the fact that the book became popular with a much different audience than it was intended for. The later books are much more comprehensive.
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answered How could the surprise-villain thread have been less contrived in “Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone”?
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comment Keeping track of multiple plot lines
There's a good one actually. It's called Index Card. It has a good interface for storyboarding, different colors for threading, and can sync with Dropbox.