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Post by Helen_Davis » Sun November 16th, 2008, 6:32 pm

what about sending stuff out to my friends? I send one version of Andromeda that had names from Star Wars and Zelda in it, but for the one I intend to publish, I took entire parts out, changed the names and changed the ending, and I've not sent that to ANYONE. Am I still ok or is it too late?

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Post by michellemoran » Sun November 16th, 2008, 7:06 pm

Perfectly fine. Writers share their novels with critique partners all the time before they go to publication.
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Post by Helen_Davis » Mon November 17th, 2008, 2:52 am

all right, thanks. I've got an alternate universe Princess Leia story that I'm working on right now, and it's my favorite book that I've worked on!

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Post by Volgadon » Mon November 17th, 2008, 11:55 am

I think resurecting the writer's section would be great. I had wanted to get one in the old forum, but I asked for it a few days before everything went under...

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Post by diamondlil » Tue November 18th, 2008, 10:19 am

At this point I don't think we are particularly keen to set up the individual writer's forums. There are loads of other groups around that can help with critiques etc. First and foremost we are a reader forum and that is what we want to keep as our focus.

We are happy to allow members to post links to other sites where their writing can be viewed (such as their own blogs or websites).

One of the major reasons is because we do not want to get caught into a situation where there could be any accusations of plagiarism or copyright infringements.

If there is a major show of support for the writers section then we may review, but there does not seem to be a huge demand for this facility.
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Post by cw gortner » Wed November 19th, 2008, 11:30 pm

I'd like to use the writer's forum to discuss specific aspects surrounding publishing. I talk of course with my other published writer friends but it would be nice to have a safe forum to ask specific questions, such as, what do you think of my cover art or how do I go about talking to my agent about x? Just a place to congregate and share, but it's not an urgent need or anything.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu November 20th, 2008, 12:13 am

[quote=""cw gortner""]I'd like to use the writer's forum to discuss specific aspects surrounding publishing. I talk of course with my other published writer friends but it would be nice to have a safe forum to ask specific questions, such as, what do you think of my cover art or how do I go about talking to my agent about x? Just a place to congregate and share, but it's not an urgent need or anything.[/quote]

We're fine with that--feel free to post something like that under either The Business of Writing or The Craft of Writing.

As diamondlil said in her post, if anyone has some work they'd like to have others take a look at, they're free to post a link to their own site. Our main concern was the worst-case scenario where someone posts an excerpt here and someone else accuses him/her of plagiarism and brings a lawsuit against everyone involved, including the admins. With one admin in the US, one in Australia, and the board hosted by a UK company, just sorting out the choice-of-law issues would be ungodly expensive!
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