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Jan
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comment Referencing the process of writing the novel as a part of the novel's plot
I know there are many examples of this kind of work, but to me "The Orchid Thief" is a good representation of this. If you want to go all Eugene O'Neill and get emotionally waterboarded for three hours, "Syncedoche, New York" is a very intense specimen in this genre.
Jan
10
comment Does a thematic quote qualify as an allusion?
What SF said -- this is not an allusion: "'Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". This quote ABOUT Mandela is an allusion to the life of Fredrick Douglass: "During my research for the film I found out that the autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley was one of the books that kept Nelson Mandela going in his many years of imprisonment, so I got the idea that we could have Nelson be in the last scene of the film. The last line of the speech was: ‘By any means necessary’, and Nelson told me: ‘Spike, I can’t say that. I cannot say “by any means necessary”."
Jan
8
comment Using ideas from other authors without infringing copyright
Thanks for the accept, but pay attention to the other responses - you absolutely cannot use any of the proper nouns, etc from the series if you are going to publish the work. You need to make it --original--, not just the same ingredients in a new arrangement. Good luck and don't be afraid to copy the masters (many creatives start out by copying works they admire) - just be clear about what you're creating to sell and what you're creating for practice.
Jan
6
revised Using ideas from other authors without infringing copyright
added 4 characters in body
Jan
6
answered Using ideas from other authors without infringing copyright
Dec
9
awarded  Yearling
Dec
9
answered Criteria for a good screenplay
Oct
9
answered How should I organize my journal as plain-text files?
Oct
7
awarded  Editor
Oct
7
revised Software to organise world building?
added that TiddlyWiki is a free-as-in-beer product
Oct
3
comment What format should I use for this project?
Check out Ward Cunningham's c2.com for an example of how a wiki-like format can invite contributions.
Oct
2
answered What is the best marketing strategy for a novel and two short stories?
Oct
2
comment How does one deal with world builder's syndrome?
"But you are describing procrastination." well put. Ask yourself - will this activity add to my word count this week?" If not, drop it.
Oct
2
answered Software to organise world building?
Nov
21
awarded  Teacher
Oct
23
awarded  Supporter
Oct
23
answered The Best Title for my Skill Set
Oct
23
comment Is an anthology a valid NaNoWriMo entry?
That's two answers that anthologies are OK, so I'll call it good. Thanks.
Oct
23
awarded  Scholar
Oct
23
accepted Is an anthology a valid NaNoWriMo entry?