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Is it ethical to use a living person's life story (portion) in a fictional form?

I understand fictional characters are often based on real people. Where is the line drawn when a fictional character's story is actually a…

Started by Patti Nance in General

2 Apr 11, 2010
Reply by Alison Strobel Morrow

Anyone know a lawyer?

I'm an LA writer and I am butting heads with someone who published my work, for free, on her blog about a year ago. I have asked her nicely…

Started by jessica in General

0 Apr 9, 2010

Do female writers still need to hide their gender behind pen names?

In the 19th century it was common for women to adopt male pen names to ease the path to publishing. "George Eliot" was really Mary Ann Evan…

Started by Michael N. Marcus in General

3 Apr 9, 2010
Reply by J. Lang Wood

Your most used reference books

I'm just curious what's on everyone else's reference bookshelf? You know - the book(s) you go to when you can't remember grammar or punctua…

Started by Sandi Johnson in General

6 Apr 9, 2010
Reply by Sandi Johnson

Literary Agents - Women's Fiction/Chick Lit

My debut novel is nearly complete! I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for literary agents that specialize in mainstream wome…

Started by Allison Ellis in General

1 Apr 8, 2010
Reply by Tracey Jane Jackson

Trying To Remember Titles of Books I Read As A Kid (late 60's)

I'm trying to remember a few titles of books I read sometime in the late 60's, early 70's. I would so appreciate any help, anything at all.…

Started by Tara Zucker in General

9 Apr 7, 2010
Reply by Sharon Cousins

Good memoir

I'm eating up Gabrielle Burton's memoir, "SEARCHING FOR TAMSEN DONNER". She's integrated the courageous tale of a frontierswoman with her o…

Started by Mel Ryane in General

2 Apr 6, 2010
Reply by Gabrielle Burton

Writer's Wardrobe

Have you noticed that you purposely wear unmatched clothes if you're going to be home all day writing? Do you care? Today I happen to love…

Started by Marcia Fine in General

16 Apr 4, 2010
Reply by Marcia Fine

New World Women by Talia Carter, editor of Savvy Mag! Essential reading

This is truly a wonderful, insightful, deep and important article. Sorry for the link issue...I do not get this hype link-age! Patience, p…

Started by Jennifer Lauck in General

1 Mar 31, 2010
Reply by Alex Iwashyna

Life

Hi remember me? My name is Ginger, Ginger Martin. And what should I write in my Bio? We’ll I haven’t done much traveling unless I mention t…

Started by Ginger Martin in General

0 Mar 28, 2010

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