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Old 03-05-2006, 01:09 PM   #1
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Default Why do you share your writings with others?

To get feedback? To 'show off' ?
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Old 03-06-2006, 05:21 PM   #2
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i show my work to "show off" although my work isnt the best, for some reason people still really like to read Oblivion.
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Old 04-05-2006, 12:00 PM   #3
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I have a question... my brother has recently gotten urges to write and i suggested that he put some of his story on here... but he's afraid of someone stealing his story... what should i say to him? i'm pretty sure no one is going to put i tryin to figure it out... HELP!?!
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Old 04-05-2006, 06:26 PM   #4
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no one is going to steal your brother's story, especially if he's younger than 20. Once you write it, you own it -- you can't 'sue for it' or anything but it's still yours.
And come on, who is really that stupid and desperate to steal some kids writing off the internet?
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Old 04-05-2006, 08:33 PM   #5
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Isis tells the truth. There is no way in hell that someone will copy something off the internet. Whenever I see a copyright symbol on art or something, I tend to think that person is paranoid. No one will be that desperate to steal, and even then, I would be more than honored if someone stole my work and published it--makes me have some credentials to fall upon, but even I wouldn't know of its existence.

However, if you intend for your story to be published, you'd better not post it on the internet, and if you do, delete all evidence of its existence. This one smart kid, before leaving this website indefinitely, eliminated every work of literature he posted. Seeing those empty topics does give me a void in my heart, but, now he won't be pestered if he wishes to get his work published.

You can't sue, but you can learn so much more about yourself through a critique. I say your brother goes for it.
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Old 04-06-2006, 04:29 PM   #6
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I would never steal a whole story from someone, but maybe funny quotes or something, I would 'borrow'. (Mainly, from HP books, even some fanfiction if it is someone I know who wouldn't care)

Anyway back to the topic, I do it so I can practice really. I roleplay a lot, and somehow fanfiction shows that, so I post it to see how it is.
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