Simplified intellectual property rights for writers

From Rick: Recently, my local writers group had a presentation from a lawyer on intellectual property rights focusing on copyrights and permissions. Of course, the presenter’s first words were, as you might expect, a disclaimer that anything in the presentation

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Copyright and intellectual property legalities for authors

From Rick: For any would-be author, the decision to write a book falls into one of two categories: hobby or business. As soon as you decide to seek a traditional publisher, you’ve moved from hobby to business because you’ve committed

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The rules of good writing from Mark Twain

From Rick: None have said it better than Mark Twain in his famous essay FENIMORE COOPER’S LITERARY OFFENSES . I’ve added my thoughts and comments. “There are nineteen rules governing literary art in domain of romantic fiction—some say twenty-two. In

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