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Mar
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comment In a dialogue, how do you write that a character says a letter?
Let me add that alliterating a string of letters is often denoted with dashes. "The code is 'cohac', C-O-H-A-C."
Mar
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comment When writing TV scripts, is it heard of to change not only the characters but the type of story?
Also note some shows do temporarily stray into different genres - like StarTrek 'holodeck' episodes - but that's not a permanent shift, just one-off episodes.
Mar
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comment When writing TV scripts, is it heard of to change not only the characters but the type of story?
In case of cinematic movies - yes (if rarely), the (in)famous "From Dusk To Dawn" comes to mind. In case of TV series, not really, at least never a big shift - family drama into family sitcom, or crime into mystery, okay, but a crime drama into High Fantasy? nope.
Feb
28
comment How to write a press release
I like that release. "This is not your typical tasting, but a tasting with a twist. We skip the lecture and get straight to the vodka."
Feb
28
answered How can I write in a way that encourages discussion?
Feb
27
answered How to write a character who uses a lot of smalltalk without boring the reader?
Feb
26
comment How does one determine how much of a song you can use without paying?
OTOH you, as the screenwriter don't really need to purchase or obtain any permissions - you just need to disclose the use of copyrighted piece to the agents of the studio which buys your screenplay. It's them who then handle the licensing agreements with the copyright holder, and they pay for license to use the part of the song in the movie.
Feb
26
comment How does one determine how much of a song you can use without paying?
@TomAu: These particular four notes come from a part of the song which is instrumental, the intro - not an arrangement, just first four notes of the song. And even if you find some loophole for the sung lyrics, there's surely none for the background music.
Feb
26
comment How does one determine how much of a song you can use without paying?
I'm afraid it's not correct; a ~2s piece 4-note riff from "Stairway to Heaven" didn't make it into "Wayne's World" due to copyright dispute (other than US theatrical release). So - Four notes seems to be accurate as the limit.
Feb
26
comment How does one determine how much of a song you can use without paying?
Not entirely; there's the matter of Licensed use as well - where you either pay, or - for shorter pieces - obtain a free permission to use them. Fair Use is not limited in size, but in application - educational, news reporting, parody etc.
Feb
26
comment How does one determine how much of a song you can use without paying?
Under "fair use" rules you can use the whole song. But RIAA lawyers claim four notes is enough to constitute plagiarism in the eyes of law, so I guess 'copyright violation' is a short way beyond that.
Feb
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revised How ordinary must my protagonist be if the book is written from his/her point of view?
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reviewed No Action Needed Writing a short documentary about a medical clinic
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reviewed Looks OK How to write polite deadline email?
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answered Am I making the writing too complex?
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reviewed No Action Needed What is the number above rrd-h on copywrite page
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reviewed Reviewed Skipping the action scene
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reviewed Close Is the word “becoming” being used correctly in the following metaphor?
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reviewed Leave Open How do I choose the most appropriate font for a professional document?