Not much into going to a lot of conferences but the Willamette Writers Conference in Porttland Oregon sure sounds great! See you there!
Monday, July 22, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
On my Google + Writer's Discussion Group a group member asked about the use of copy-written material, a member's answers included the copywriter site for "fair use" under copywriter law.
I went to the copywriter site and re-acquainted myself with the "fair use" law. So, the short is that to use someone's work its essential to comply with limitations under "fair use.” Section 107 of copywriter law "contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research."
There are other factors on Section 107 to determine "fair use", for additional information go to: http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Monday, July 15, 2013
Want to write under a different name because you have an alter ego that spurs you into writing, or you don't want your writing to be gender specific, or maybe you want to hide behind a pen name? Whatever your reason, here is an article that discusses how some authors have selected their pen names: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23313657
One of the worth watching youtubes on self publishing is by best selling author Huhg Howey, a self published author, top seller, great guy and college dropout. I first heard of Howey from googler John Ward on Google+ Writer's Discussion Group and I was snagged! Here is Hugh Howey on self publishing: http://m.youtube.com/?client=mv-google#/watch?v=t0C9vVkM2C0
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Friday, July 12, 2013
On our way home from doctor appointments I looked over an article I wrote on Trayvon Martin's shooting, published March 2012 by Examiner.com where I freelanced as Sacramento Populist. article is called "Who does the Trayvon Martin killing affect?" by Marta Weeks