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Guidelines for writing Poems, Stories and Tales

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Using ideas from other authors without infringing copyright

Can you copy the idea of a book? Copyrights cover “original works of authorship” that the author fixes in a tangible form (written on paper, typed on computer, scribbled by crayon on a napkin, etc.). In other words, it protects the specifics of your book after it’s written. No one can steal, reprint or profit […]

Constructed Language – how to spell words that will be mispronounced in English

What is a made up language called? A constructed language (sometimes called a conlang) is a language whose phonology, grammar, and vocabulary, instead of having developed naturally, are consciously devised for some purpose, which may include being devised for a work of fiction. Why p is not pronounced in Psychology? The ‘p’, usually a popping […]

At what age can I publish a book?

Any age, but if you’re under 18, ask your parents to negotiate on your behalf; they will need to sign the contract and ensure that you are getting a fair deal too. Look for a publisher that will publish a young author’s book. Can you be 12 and publish a book? There are absolutely no […]

How to describe shock in first person?

How do you describe a shocked person? appalled extremely shocked by something, especially something you think is wrong or immoral: I was appalled by their behaviour. Local people say they are appalled at this vicious, unprovoked killing. There was an appalled silence. How do you express shock in writing? Here’s a list of some common […]

Can I get sued for using family names/experiences?

Can you use people’s real names in a memoir? You can use the real names of those who have given you written permission to do so. But when getting written permission isn’t something you can or want to do, it might be easier to change the names of the characters in your memoir. That’s it. […]

What are the 3 all-time best-sellers in each genre?

What are the 3 best-selling books of all time? 25 Best-Selling Books of All-Time #1 – Don Quixote (500 million copies sold) … #2 – A Tale of Two Cities (200 million copies sold) … #3 – The Lord of the Rings (150 million copies sold) … #4 – The Little Prince (142 million copies […]