Category Archives: Going Pro

Questions 249: Contracts, Republishing, and Expanding

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Cain asks:
“What are the general dos and don’ts of republishing work that’s already appeared in anthologies?”

Resources mentioned:
The Copyright Handbook by Stephen Fishman
Some Might Call It Infringement
Chicken Noodle Gravity by J. Daniel Sawyer
Cold Duty by J. Daniel Sawyer
The Man In The Rain by J. Daniel Sawyer
The History of Middle Earth by JRR Tolkien

Special episode: More Terrifying Feedback!

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Today, Ed points out that I missed a good technique for opening stories when discussing first stentences, while Cheyenne reveals an ingenious method for cataloging notes, ideas, and thoughts for future use.

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Questions 234: Writing Prompts and Outlines

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Mike asks:
“Is writing from a prompt or a trigger an advanced skill? Will writing to an outline sabotage my development?”

Resources mentioned:
Young Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues

The Coffee Service by J. Daniel Sawyer

Sculpting God by J. Daniel Sawyer

Writing Into the Dark by Dean Wesley Smith

Psycho IV

Questions 233: Unreliable Narrators

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Vega asks:
“What kinds of unreliable narrators are there?”

Resources mentioned:
The Usual Suspects

How to Cheat at Everything by Simon Lovell

Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking by Christopher Hadnagy and Paul Wilson

Psychological Subtleties, vol 1 by Banachek

Lolita by Vladimir Nabakov