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by AnimaDictio
May 27th, 2017, 5:57 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How have politics impacted your writing?
Replies: 10
Views: 5048

Re: How have politics impacted your writing?

The recent political climate makes me want to be quiet. I see my loved ones on social media denouncing all relationships with people who disagree with them politically. (And I disagree with them politically)

So I mostly keep it to myself.
by AnimaDictio
May 24th, 2017, 8:53 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Suggestions about characters
Replies: 3
Views: 22548

Re: Suggestions about characters

She has to love something or someone. The threat of losing that thing will usually get a broken person into the fray. For John Wick, it was his dog. For Denzel's character in Man On Fire, it was the little girl played by Dakota Fanning.
by AnimaDictio
May 24th, 2017, 8:50 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: If I include short quotes from movies/songs without permission in my book, is that a copyright violation?
Replies: 2
Views: 23051

Re: If I include short quotes from movies/songs without permission in my book, is that a copyright violation?

This is a legal question. You need a copyright lawyer. Maybe Avvo.com?

However, I believe that it's up to the owner of that content. Some won't care. Others will cause you a world of hurt. There is such a thing as Fair Use exceptions. You should Google the phrase and study the exceptions.
by AnimaDictio
May 24th, 2017, 8:48 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you get yourself out of a writing rut?
Replies: 3
Views: 10430

Re: How do you get yourself out of a writing rut?

For me, there is no writer's block at dawn. I'm a morning person. All I need to write is to get enough sleep. If I feel refreshed, the words always come.
by AnimaDictio
May 24th, 2017, 8:46 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's the longest you've ever gone without writing?
Replies: 3
Views: 4645

Re: What's the longest you've ever gone without writing?

Unless you count the writing I do for work, I'm in my longest rut now. It's been about three months since I've worked on my novel.
by AnimaDictio
November 3rd, 2013, 6:58 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What Genre Is "Five People You Meet in Heaven"?
Replies: 2
Views: 2122

What Genre Is "Five People You Meet in Heaven"?

I intend to make a few research trips to local bookstores, but I thought I would ask the studied minds of this forum the following: What genre is "Five People You Meet in Heaven" by Mitch Albom? What genre is "This Present Darkness" by Frank Peretti? What genre is "The Master and Margarita" by Mikha...
by AnimaDictio
September 28th, 2012, 11:28 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Major Blunder with New E-Book
Replies: 17
Views: 3973

Re: Major Blunder with New E-Book

Too long for me.

I'm reading the Gulag Archipelago right now at 1200 pages because it's an "important" work, but I'd never read such a long work of fiction from an unknown.
by AnimaDictio
September 28th, 2012, 11:23 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: my query attempt
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

Re: my query attempt

Okay, here is my rough draft query for Preacher's Blood. 30 days ago, Gavin Preacher's sister disappeared. There were no clues. There were no witnesses. The police have all but given up, but not Preacher. He can't. Not now. Not ever. (slipping into melodrama) She's his center, his best friend, his ...
by AnimaDictio
September 10th, 2012, 12:50 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The hardest part of the novel
Replies: 26
Views: 5164

Re: The hardest part of the novel

I'm a lot like Hillsy. I don't think a novel is worth writing unless it rips out my soul, renews my faith, undermines my faith, adjusts my perspective, dashes my dreams, gives me new dreams, etc. About a third of the way in, I tend to assess whether this is happening. If not, I try again. I'd rather...
by AnimaDictio
September 10th, 2012, 12:29 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Most Random Thing that's Helped your Writing
Replies: 8
Views: 1299

Re: The Most Random Thing that's Helped your Writing

Hillsy, I want to read the one about the magical poles. Super cool!
by AnimaDictio
September 10th, 2012, 12:28 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Most Random Thing that's Helped your Writing
Replies: 8
Views: 1299

Re: The Most Random Thing that's Helped your Writing

Writing songs helps me with the rhythm of writing fiction, especially dialogue. I've been writing songs since forever. Second, my experiences with rural (country/jungle) Jamaicans. They have the most colorful phrases and a fascinating culture. I intend to write a novel set in the future with a rural...
by AnimaDictio
September 10th, 2012, 12:20 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: That's and Was's
Replies: 6
Views: 1164

Re: That's and Was's

I love that I'm starting to better understand poymath's posts. Either he's getting clearer or I'm getting smarter. Or both. I don't have issues with "was", "that" or "just." Of course, I still find too many upon revision but not so many that they're tedious to remove. One area where I'd like to impr...
by AnimaDictio
September 10th, 2012, 10:59 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: "Comic Strip" Legal Brief Filed in Amazon Price Fixing Case
Replies: 0
Views: 1057

"Comic Strip" Legal Brief Filed in Amazon Price Fixing Case

In the interest of disclosure, I'm a lawyer. This is one of the coolest briefs I've ever seen. It's a comic strip! I wish I could do this, but I'm pretty sure my judges would laugh and throw it out.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/104906877/Kohn-Amicus
by AnimaDictio
August 9th, 2012, 10:47 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Write Club. Who’s in?
Replies: 9
Views: 1802

Re: Write Club. Who’s in?

Ha ha!

I wish writing were a spectator sport. I'd love to see what some of my favorite authors are up to right now.
by AnimaDictio
August 3rd, 2012, 12:05 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing From Loneliness
Replies: 17
Views: 5324

Re: Writing From Loneliness

Awesome!

We sure would. You had me at the Brandon Sanderson sig line.