Adventures in Career Changing | Janet Gershen-Siegel | Copyright and Fanfiction
Do You Know Why You Can’t Charge for Fanfiction? I enjoy fanfiction as much as, perhaps, the […]
When Jewish characters (for example) are on the screen, does the audience get more than an occasion reference to Chanukah? Or do they just get a surname, or a trope? Or worse, do they get thinly-veiled anti-Semitic caricatures? Are LGBTQ characters defined by their sexuality, or are they stereotyped, or is it no big deal? Or are they killed off quickly, once they're no longer useful to the plot, the show runners, or the network?
Adventures in Career Changing | Janet Gershen-Siegel | Transitioning from Fanfiction
A Look at Transitioning from Fanfiction If you first wrote in someone else’s universe, and now you […]
If you don't spend time planning, you'll spend it writing. And if you don't spend time writing, you'll spend it editing. If you don't spend time editing, then packaging becomes enormous and takes longer. If you don't work on packaging and spend time on it, then querying will take longer, because you'll be faced with more rejections. And finally, if you don't spend time querying, and just take what you can get (and that includes self-publishing—no slam on it, but it is something we do without spending any time on querying), then you will spend that time on marketing.
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The inspirational song for this book is Bastille's Pompeii. Years later, and I am still incapable of hearing the song without thinking of the book, and vice versa.
Adventures in Career Changing | Janet Gershen-Siegel | Bad Reviews
No matter how bad your review is, it will still be listed on your reviewer page on Amazon (yes, they exist; just click on a reviewer's name). This is a small spreading of news/linking back, and it will be helpful—almost no matter what you say. Almost.
Adventures in Career Changing | Janet Gershen-Siegel | Middling Reviews
Because this is not a negative review, you can add some length to it. But because it's not unremittingly positive, it does not have to be lengthy. The ideal length is probably about 50 to 100 words. If you want to say more, contact the writer in private. For self-published works, editing and republishing are usually pretty easy. Hence if you find a glaring translation error, the writer can fix it. You can save the day with your review.
Adventures in Career Changing | Janet Gershen-Siegel | Positive Reviews - Trust Agents
Just saying you loved a piece is not enough. It's better than nothing, of course. But you, too, are a writer. You can do better than that!
Adventures in Career Changing | Janet Gershen-Siegel | Getting inspiration from life events
Can You Get Writing Inspiration From Life Events Life events can be extremely inspiring for writers. A […]
Adventures in Career Changing | Janet Gershen-Siegel | Getting inspiration from films
Yet another thing to think about concerns the making of films. When films open, they are huge collaborative efforts which include not only the writers, actors, makeup and set people, special effects, the director, and the producer. They are also a product of budgets, and of timing. When a tragedy occurs, a film might be delayed, or even shelved indefinitely. And the same thing can happen if the star dies or becomes embroiled in a scandal. Furthermore, some films would benefit from an update in special effects technology. And others would change with our current social sensibilities regarding feminism, LGBTQ rights, and other issues.
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