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 19001 Morwen Edhelwen, Sun, 31st Mar '13 8:14:26 PM from Sydney, Australia
Tolkien freak
Well, no. I mean the thing is that ideas are cheap, so using someone else's ideas is not really that big a deal. It depends on the writing. If the writing is good enough that the work is good on its own, then it's "heavily inspired." If the writer just seems to be using things from someone else because they like them, or the ideas were popular at the time, and there's none of that je ne sais quoi to it that makes it good, then it's a "rip off".

I just had an idea for an Alternate History novel set in Cuba, where Batista managed to still be president due to Bread and Circuses and skill in politics, which made the Cuban Revolution fail. Also, therapeutic cloning was invented and perfected sometime in the 1980s, and the Cuban government took advantage of people's need for organs to create a medical tourism industry. Batista wants to be president for as long as possible, so he clones himself again and again and harvests the clones' organs when he needs them. The teenage protagonist, Ruben, is about the seventh Batista clone to be made. He grows up in isolation on a plantation near Banes, the president's hometown, working in the owner's stables. He's very unusual in that he can pass for a human. But then one day the national police show up on the plantation and then our hero finds out that he was created to be a presidential organ donor.

It's kind of like The House Of The Scorpion. So, basically, if I were going to write that any time soon, I'd have to write it really well.

edited 31st Mar '13 8:31:49 PM by MorwenEdhelwen

The road goes ever on. -Tolkien
 19002 chihuahua 0, Sun, 31st Mar '13 8:30:23 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
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I'm writing regularly again (541 words in my session so far, I'm just going to finish a particular moment that I want to write down). I just need to start writing in the mornings more to further improve my habits and routine.

edited 31st Mar '13 8:30:43 PM by chihuahua0

 19003 Oh So Into Cats, Mon, 1st Apr '13 2:06:28 AM from The Sand Wastes Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
How do you know whether to do self-publishing or try for traditional?
"Beware of the wolves. They were raised by wolves."

Eidolonomics: ~60.4k/100,000 words
 19004 chihuahua 0, Mon, 1st Apr '13 7:41:48 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
i am new person

wat does new person do

Are we talking about Mary Sues still?

edited 2nd Apr '13 7:06:50 AM by Plyrx

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Introduce themselves, talk about what they're working on today; and no clue just popped in again.
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 19007 chihuahua 0, Tue, 2nd Apr '13 2:40:29 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
It's just a feeling from what I see, but the changes in the publishing industry has been causing a wider breach between the traditional publishing crowd and the self-publishing crowd.

While I also a few articles on hybrid authors, who dabble in both fields, there's still the issue about what the Big Ones * are doing and how they will be in the upcoming years.

And by the way, should I bother necroing this thread, or is Writer's Block Daily good enough for industry-related discussions?

 19008 Oh So Into Cats, Tue, 2nd Apr '13 2:42:26 PM from The Sand Wastes Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
I'm contemplating a (marginally) good ending or a bad ending. I'm still not sure how bad I want to make this ending.
"Beware of the wolves. They were raised by wolves."

Eidolonomics: ~60.4k/100,000 words
 19009 JHM, Tue, 2nd Apr '13 2:43:54 PM from Neither Here Nor There Relationship Status: I know
 19010 chihuahua 0, Tue, 2nd Apr '13 2:45:31 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
 19012 Night, Tue, 2nd Apr '13 2:56:08 PM from PSNS Intrepid Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Who you are does not matter.
Abstract apotheosis.
"Let us look less to the sky to see what might fall; rather, let us look to each other...and rise."
So as a compromise, everyone is kidnapped by aliens who forcibly convert them into abstract concepts that let them both be alive in a sense and dead in many others.
You will not go to space today.
 19014 Night, Tue, 2nd Apr '13 3:30:32 PM from PSNS Intrepid Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Who you are does not matter.
Hell, I'd read that.
"Let us look less to the sky to see what might fall; rather, let us look to each other...and rise."
 19015 Leung Bai Fang, Tue, 2nd Apr '13 3:49:37 PM from California
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My friend got her first rejection letter today and she is like way too happy right now.
Let's not go there. *flails noodle arms*
 19016 Oh So Into Cats, Tue, 2nd Apr '13 4:13:54 PM from The Sand Wastes Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The only thing worse than killing everyone is letting them live with the knowledge of what they've done.
"Beware of the wolves. They were raised by wolves."

Eidolonomics: ~60.4k/100,000 words
 19017 Major Tom, Tue, 2nd Apr '13 7:45:51 PM Relationship Status: Barbecuing
Eye'm the cutest!
So as a compromise, everyone is kidnapped by aliens who forcibly convert them into abstract concepts that let them both be alive in a sense and dead in many others.

And then they turn into zombies....FOREVER!
Endless Conflict: Every war ends in time, even supposedly this one.
 19018 chihuahua 0, Tue, 2nd Apr '13 8:39:51 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
That moment when you create a new character in the spur of the moment and make her African-American partly because it feels like, but partly to reflect the setting's demographics and give even more racial balance to the group (the leader's a Bald Black Leader Guy, another member's Asian, and one more's Hispanic and bisexual).

Just a late night thought.

 19019 nrjxll, Tue, 2nd Apr '13 11:05:38 PM Relationship Status: Not war
...?

Quick question: is it worth me making a new blog specifically for the web serial I have planned, or should I just post it in the blog I already have?

 19021 chihuahua 0, Wed, 3rd Apr '13 1:17:34 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
[up] Depends. If you want your web serial to stay separate from your blog, make a new one. If you want to leverage your current audience more, use your current blog.


I'm now a member of a group blog! There aren't a lot of YA fans here, but...

 19022 Last Hussar, Wed, 3rd Apr '13 2:36:04 PM from the place is here.
The time is now,
So into Cat- Same problem. Happily ever after or bittersweet.
Do the job in front of you.
 19023 Oh So Into Cats, Wed, 3rd Apr '13 2:39:14 PM from The Sand Wastes Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
That's not the question here. The question is Bittersweet Ending or Downer Ending. Or perhaps Gainax Ending.
"Beware of the wolves. They were raised by wolves."

Eidolonomics: ~60.4k/100,000 words
 19024 JHM, Wed, 3rd Apr '13 3:04:05 PM from Neither Here Nor There Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
How about something between both poles: Bleak yet bittersweet, with a touch of the enigmatic.
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