Steal This Plot: A Writers Guide to Story Structure and Plagiarism (Classic Wisdom on Writing)
The way we use technology says something about who we are. The articles on this site are always the best, but this one was so awesome it compelled me to comment. I find story breaks and plot holes everywhere.
This was a great reality check and reminder. Thank you so much — your words are going to help me take my NaNo novel to a whole new level. This article is a keeper — I shall want to read it again and keep it as a handy reference as I finish and edit my novel.
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Susanne — Thanks for sharing this with your followers. And thanks to all of you for these very kind and generous comments.
I honestly did not know that H. Wells said the same thing I did a century ago. But I still wish Linda the best with hers. Keep writing — Michael. When that happens, the story needs to change, not my characters. Name required.
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Maya, I like how you said that someone else already painted that picture. Thanks so much for this. I have a couple specific situations to ask about though. Also, are commercial jingles protected?