To Copyright Or Not To Copyright?

Saamjeksau: pickpocket (lit. three hands)Some cunning pickpockets carry a false hand with them and let it be seen. Potential victims are then unaware that their real (third) hand is stealing. (An example of this occurs in the movie, Gangs of New York.)  Are you afraid of someone stealing your work? Then look no further than the good ol' copyright law. In fact, copyright protection occurs the moment something is created. However, registering a manuscript is useful if you need to bring a lawsuit … [Read more...]

Crowdsourcing for Fiction Authors?

Dohkkiu: try to think of a solutionKiu was opera jargon in former times and referred to humorous plays. Dohk means to measure or to consider. Dohkkiu refers to working out a scenario in a play; nowadays, it means to find a solution.I recently participated in a webinar by Guy Kawasaki, author of APE, a guide for writers interested in self-publishing. One of the interesting points in his talk involved crowdsourcing. He actually sent out an outline of his manuscript to his online followers. Later … [Read more...]