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Copyright & Posting Your Writing on the Internet

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A guest post by sastielliciousdeville. Thank you so much for sending this in!!

While I’m not specifically in the publishing industry I did a bit of digging on the copyright issue because as both an author and a graphic designer copyright infringement is something that we have to keep in mind and deal with regularly to ensure that clients don’t try to use our work without paying the proper fee’s first. The one thing you have to realize about posting anything you create on the internet is that while it is technically under your own copyright (in that copyright is defined as anything you create) you run the risk of it being stolen.

Copyright infringement is a pretty serious deal but it’s a complicated system.

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6copyright, publishing, writing advice, plagiarism, yeah write, lit, prose, poetry, link, guest post, submission,

23 Amazing Classic Books That Are So Short You Have No Excuse Not To Read Them f

Incidentally, some of my favorite books of all time are on this list—Chopin’s The Awakening, James’ Turn of the Screw, Wharton’s Ethan Frome. It’s probably because when books are shorter like this, they read more like short stories, and that appeals to me? I dunno, but check it out!

6link, article, edith wharton, henry james, kate chopin, gatsby, lit, huffpo,

Literary Feuds of 2013 f

Fight fight fight fight!

But actually, all of these are really good. A lot of them are about female writers sticking up for themselves against people who are being dicks.

6kissingonconey, link, the new yorker, woman writers, female writers, lit, news,

Alcohol and literature - quiz f

I got a 50%! Share your score in the comments.

Obligatory question mark: ?

6link, quiz, the guardian, lit, alcohol, literature, lol,

"Unless I write “and then his Galaxy 4’s battery died” no one can ever get lost, forget an important fact, meet a partner outside of a dating site, or do anything that doesn’t eventually have them picking up a phone. So I’m stuck writing about an era where Ethan Hawke was considered the pinnacle of manliness."

Robert Lanham on not being able to write fiction set after 2002, Your Phone Is Ruining You For Us - The Awl (via housingworksbookstore)

This is such an interesting and terrifying point.

(via housingworksbookstore)

Small Demons will close Nov. 25 unless last-minute buyer appears f

Small Demons was founded by Valla Valkili, a Yahoo! veteran, who had a vision for showing the connections between books and the real world. Visually engaging, the Small Demons catalogs the places, music, food and drink, people, books, artworks and other objects that appear in a single book — then links them to the other books in which they appear. 

The Small Demons page for David Foster Wallace's massive 1996 novel “Infinite Jest” includes hundreds of references. Click on the picture of one of the items that appears in the book — say, the Sony Walkman — and see how many other books mention a Walkman (672). It even shows a relevant passage.

Small Demons was set up for e-commerce — you can download all the music mentioned in Patti Smith’s memoir "Just Kids"from iTunes, for example. It’s also built for off-line exploration. If you want to experience everything in Michael Connelly’s “Angels Flight,” you’d know to head over to Hollywood Park racetrack … which itself appears in a dozen books cataloged on the site.

This startup is SUCH a cool idea, and kissingonconey made the good point that it’d be useful in academia, too. It’s really sad that they’ll have to close their doors in a couple of weeks if they don’t find an investor! Not that there are a lot of investors on Tumblr (are there?) but maybe we can spread the word around a little on here!

6link, small demons,

10 Fairy Tales For Twenty-Somethings f

Hilarious!

6fairy tales, huffpo, link,

Better yet, DON’T write that novel f

This article is a LOAD OF BULLSHIT. But basically everyone in the comments agrees that it’s a load of bullshit, and most of the comments are wonderfully written burns, so then it ends up being fun.

I mean, the idea that writers aren’t also readers is absolutely absurd. I think I can say that with some authority after spending 3 years interacting with all of you. And that reading and writing are mutually exclusive acts is even more absurd! This woman is literally WRITING this bullshit article, complaining that writing gets in the way of people reading, and then also complains that she doesn’t have enough time to read! Hahahahaha! But also, raaaa!

Anyway. GO NANO!!!!

6nanowrimo, link,

TED talks are lying to you f

I don’t necessarily agree with everything this article says, but it definitely makes some interesting points.

6article, link, ted talks, salon,

So Random House bought Figment f

…not too sure how I feel about this. I always kinda liked that Figment was an entity unassociated with a publisher. But I’m happy for the people who started it, I met them briefly and they’ve really grown since then! So congrats to them on that front.

6figment, random house, link, publishing, random penguin,

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/24/dont-ask-what-im-writing/?_r=3 f

I don’t like this mostly because when you try to explain what a WIP is about, you just end up sounding like an idiot, and the plot sounds terrible. And non-writers don’t understand that fact that an on-the-spot explanation isn’t going to be like the publishing co’s copywriter’s blurb that’ll end up on the inside jacket flap or the back, y’know?

6publishing, nyt, link,

Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature f

Congratulations Alice! You go girl!

6alice munro, nobel prize, link, article,

The Andrew Wylie Rules f

This The New Republic interview is important reading for anyone interested in the business of publishing and the future of books.” —John Green

6publishing, agents, andrew wylie, link, article, writing advice,

WRITER BEWARE! f

When you’re a young writer trying to get your manuscript out into the world, there are a lot of scary people trying to take advantage of your naivety!

Don’t let yourself get scammed! This site is full of resources of how to avoid getting screwed when all you want to do is get published. Check it out!

6publishing, writer beware, link, writing resource, writing advice,

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