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  Topic: "saffire_21" - A Novel by Alexandra Lander
CoffeeCatMuse

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PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 2:28 pm   Subject: "saffire_21" - A Novel by Alexandra Lander
Esteemed CM Fan Writers,

My book is finally out! I wrote it while living in Santa Barbara, edited the crap out of it after moving back to Ohio (including professionally), and launched it at Dog Ear ...
  Topic: Securing Copyright Permissions.
CoffeeCatMuse

Replies: 31
Views: 19719

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:26 pm   Subject: Securing Copyright Permissions.
Or you could just throw it in there, publish it, and hope nobody notices. That's what I do.


OMG, I SO wanted to do that. I wrote a scene in which two characters were singing all the lines they k ...
  Topic: Several questions...
CoffeeCatMuse

Replies: 12
Views: 11112

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:28 am   Subject: Several questions...
Hey, how do you all handle a character's phone number? All my life, I've seen people in movies and TV shows use the fictitious "555" exchange....so do we, as writers, use it in our fiction n ...
  Topic: Capitalization - Special Cases
CoffeeCatMuse

Replies: 6
Views: 4615

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 8:14 pm   Subject: Capitalization - Special Cases
I searched and searched to see if this was already a topic within SYWBAW, but couldn't find anything....



Here is my special case: the capitalization of God. All the grammar books say to do it, ...
  Topic: Why writing is like motherhood
CoffeeCatMuse

Replies: 2
Views: 2520

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 8:06 pm   Subject: Why writing is like motherhood
Funny I should see this thread title...I was just telling friends the other day that I feel like an eight-month pregnant mother, decorating the nursery and buying the diapers...getting ready to launch ...
  Topic: Securing Copyright Permissions.
CoffeeCatMuse

Replies: 31
Views: 19719

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 7:50 am   Subject: Securing Copyright Permissions.
What about just mentioning a TV show and some of its characters? (Example: The Snuffleuppagus on Sesame Street, or Ross and Rachel on Friends?) Do I need to get permission to do that as well?
  Topic: Securing Copyright Permissions.
CoffeeCatMuse

Replies: 31
Views: 19719

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:50 am   Subject: Re: Fair Use.


There's one scene in my book that can absolutely NOT be re-written, so I'm fucked if I can't get the permission.

Same here, knikki.....it has EVERYTHING to do with everything. Smile

Thanks for ...
  Topic: iUniverse and Self Publishing
CoffeeCatMuse

Replies: 1
Views: 3555

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:34 am   Subject: iUniverse and Self Publishing
Thanks SRD...I'm going the self-publishing route as well, and it's good to learn stuff like this from people who are a little further down the road with it than I am.

I agree about agents...I alrea ...
  Topic: Several questions...
CoffeeCatMuse

Replies: 12
Views: 11112

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:19 pm   Subject: Several questions...
I am currently looking for writing grants (to fund the self-publishing of my novel) for unpublished authors.

I probably have a good chance of getting one designed for women, since I am technically ...
  Topic: BIRTHDAYS!!!
CoffeeCatMuse

Replies: 131
Views: 87996

PostForum: News and Noise   Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:34 pm   Subject: BIRTHDAYS!!!
Happy Birthday Zevon! Very Happy
  Topic: Favorite YS:ALS quotes
CoffeeCatMuse

Replies: 20
Views: 28525

PostForum: YOU SUCK: A Love Story   Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:52 pm   Subject: Favorite YS:ALS quotes
(Abby Normal)

"Allison is my day-slave name--my mom named me after some song by some Elvis guy, so I totally refuse to accept it"



Abby's sister's name is Veronica--another Elvis so ...
  Topic: You Suck Discussion - Complete with Spoilers
CoffeeCatMuse

Replies: 84
Views: 50720

PostForum: YOU SUCK: A Love Story   Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:42 am   Subject: Re: You Suck Discussion - Complete with Spoilers
As a writer, I have to say I'm in awe for this reason:

It's hard enough to go back after a couple of weeks or months to a part of your work-in-progress to keep its original flow/details aligned (I ...
  Topic: A question about characters
CoffeeCatMuse

Replies: 15
Views: 11218

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:12 am   Subject: A question about characters


My best character started out as nothing but a voice in another character's head. It isn't based on anyone but has become fantastically interesting. I suggest you have a conversation with your c ...
  Topic: To Conference...or NOT to Conference
CoffeeCatMuse

Replies: 3
Views: 3913

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:52 pm   Subject: To Conference...or NOT to Conference
As an esteemed writer I think it is to confer or not to confer.

humbly of course.

Laughing Oh, I know! I was just doing a creative (and improper) usage of the word conference.


And thanks, TB, ...
  Topic: To Conference...or NOT to Conference
CoffeeCatMuse

Replies: 3
Views: 3913

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:41 am   Subject: To Conference...or NOT to Conference
I've talked to many published writers and people in writing groups and it seems to be an opinion split right down the middle about whether or not a writer needs to attend writers' conferences in order ...
 
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