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A Legal Checklist for Writers

Categories: Completed Multiple Manuscripts, How to Publish a Book, Get Published, Published Author Tags: copyrights, legal advice.

1. Are you writing about real people?

2. Are they recognizable to readers?

3. Are you making disputable statements of fact?

4. Are you disclosing private, possibly embarrassing information?

5. Are the matters discussed of concern to the community at large (not just your family)?

6. Are you disclosing a crime? How recent?

7. Is the individual in question a private person (as opposed to a public figure)?

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One Response to A Legal Checklist for Writers

  1. SHAiWrite says:

    Assume checklist. I’ve had to do a bit of rewriting due to a yes answer to a few of these questions. I’m working on more changes to one character and release forms for two others.

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