If it feels like you're writing in murky waters these days, well, you are. Lying, plagiarism and other misdeeds have always been part of publishing, but in the digital age it's more prevalentand more easily caughtthan ever.
All paper is not created equal. Yes, you could write in 39 ? school notebooks, but your journal should be recorded on a medium that will endure.
Omniscient point of view can lend richness and flexibility to your storybut only if you use it with a disciplined and purposeful hand.
Do you still have first-time rights to your work if it's been printed in blogs, e-zines or tiny defunct journals? Well, the rules aren't so black and white any more.
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"For me, research was the easy part because you know you're getting results. And so you procrastinate the scary part, which is the actual sitting down and writing the story by convincing yourself that you're being productive by doing more research ... I researched for seven months."
Beware the slinging of slang: One man's compliment may be another man's defamation suit.
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Sources often want to see a writer's work. Perish the thought, most editors will tell you. This writer respectfully disagrees.