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Writers, Photographers and other producers of Creative Content!

 

Worked hard writing that perfect novel? Suffered the long hours of a photo shoot for that perfect capture? Are you interested in using somebody else’s work, but not sure of the legal ramifications?

The BBC’s new website Copyright Aware is the place to go with these copyright questions and more. This site has information on all things copyright as well as useful links and resources.

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From the good people at LifeHacker

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Thorin Klosowski

Six Things I Learned While Writing My First Book

Writing a book will almost kill you. By the end, you’ll be exhausted, brain dead, and filled with a bubbling sense of anxiety. I recently finished up my first book, and here are a few takeaways from the ordeal that can be applied to pretty much any large scale project.

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From the good people at Editors Only

Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:42 PM

A survey of what fellow editors think about it.

By William Dunkerley

Some people swear by Wikipedia. Others swear at it. What about editors?

We did a quick survey to find out generally what editors think. We also asked what their editorial policies and practices are with regard to Wikipedia. Do they cite it as a source? Do they allow quotes from it?

Some editors come down solidly for Wikipedia, while others are firmly against using it. But most editors fall somewhere in between.

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Posted: 01/23/2015 9:22 am EST Updated: 01/23/2015 9:59 am EST
FAIL PAPER

Reviewers are tasked with the daunting challenge of critically assessing a work’s artistic merit, and determining whether a book is worth readers’ valuable time. They are often also expected to predict — or influence — a novel’s future, an assignment that may be impossible to fulfill with complete accuracy. Which is one reason why the art of the negative review has been called into question recently — not only do writers need our support, there’s also often a dissonance between critical reception and, say, Goodreads’ crowd-sourced opinions. The Goldfinch is just one recent example of a title that failed to garner the support of top reviewers, but charmed book lovers (not to mention the 2014 Pulitzer judges) nevertheless.

Donna Tartt was preceded by a slew of talented writers whose works were initially snubbed by critics. Fitzgerald’s Gatsby (y’know — the Great one?) was originally panned as “obviously unimportant,” and Brave New World was once said to be “heavy-handed propaganda.” Yikes! Below are 12 classic books that once received bad reviews:

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