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Writing Forums is a privately-owned, community managed writing environment. We provide an unlimited opportunity for writers and poets of all abilities, to share their work and communicate with other writers and creative artists. We offer an experience that is safe, welcoming and friendly, regardless of your level of participation, knowledge or skill. There are several opportunities for writers to exchange tips, engage in discussions about techniques, and grow in your craft. You can also participate in forum competitions that are exciting and helpful in building your skill level. There's so much more for you to explore!

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Announcement  WF Bookstore - Members' Published Books

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Today the Writingforums.com owners and staff are pleased to announce the creation of a new forum, titled Members’ Published Books. This is a WF Bookstore where books written by our members can be found and purchased.

Published authors (of every type), please visit the Forum, check out the rules in the FAQ, and start showing your stuff. :) We encourage members to browse the offerings to help support our authors and the site. You can easily look for books of your favorite genre.

A portion of the proceeds will help support WritingForums.com, at no extra cost to purchasers OR authors.

Now, when looking for our next great read, we can support each other and this site!

Copyright Primer

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As a writer, how would you feel if someone stole your work and used it for self-promotion or to make money for themselves?

If you're like me, you'd be furious.

In my four decades working as a professional illustrator, photographer, and designer, that's the sort of stuff that happens to me and my colleagues all the time. Every time we post to the internet a custom image created by us, we risk having that image stolen and used by someone without our permission.

It's aggravating.

Most of the time the person doing the stealing does so out of ignorance, not knowing the implications of what they've done.

While I'm not a lawyer and this isn't legal advice, I AM a creator of visual content with an interest and a stake in promoting proper use of mine and others' intellectual property. This short article is an attempt to put my meager knowledge to good use in order to help fellow writers navigate these sometimes confusing waters.

Keeping It Simple

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Tale Foundry: Youtube channel looking to hire a writer/researcher! ~$500...

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Hey! I run the youtube channel Tale Foundry, and I'm looking for a writer-researcher to help us make videos!

Tale Foundry is a tight-knit team of creatives who make videos about writing, storytelling, and fiction. It's a pretty involved process, with almost daily conversations and lots of brainstorming about creative approaches to the art and writing that will appear in our videos.

We're looking for an essay-writer skilled with voice and tonality, able to do meticulous research and write passionately enough about the material to make it compelling for a audience of listeners. This process will require academic levels of research, but the tone of the writing will be far from academic. This is not mercenary work. We're not looking for one-and-done commission offers. We wants someone who is eager to be deeply involved in a creative process and earn a fixed monthly payment (with upward mobility, of course), starting at around ~$500/mo. We'd require 15-30hrs of work per month.


Announcement  New Administrator: Santa Came to WF Early this Year!

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We are delighted to announce @vranger has agreed to join the admin team. Jim not only brings his contagious enthusiasm to WF but a wealth of experience. Thanks, Jim!

Jim began writing with his first business, writing interactive adventure in heroic fantasy and science fiction, where he wrote between 2.5 to 3 million words (based on the word count of surviving text files which amount to less than half of what he wrote back then). He also hired, trained, and managed a staff of writers when the volume of customers grew too large for him to manage alone.

For the last twenty years, Jim's extensive experience in software development has been in the form of eCommerce systems, both developing them, and consulting on how to leverage them to boost sales from previous marketing strategies. And, in that time, he developed his proofreading app, which is an essential element of his editing process for completed novels.

Years ago...

How do handle multiple points of view?

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Trying to get started on my next novel, but still undecided on POV...urg! This is where I wish writing were more of a science and some stuff was set in stone. But nooo....we have to decide on everything!

Just examined a novel by one of my favorite authors to glean some guidance. They started with five MCs each getting a POV chapter with their name under the chapter number. Then one more round without the names. Then from there, no pattern. For some chapters, the POV is split by scene. A few minor characters get their own POV for one scene in a chapter. And at Chapter 22 a new character POV is introduced and gets a whole chapter. In chapter thirty a character who only had small POV sections in previous chapters gets a whole chapter POV. Then it seems to carry on like this, with no pattern at all.

For my first novel, I used a pattern. MC#1; MC#1; MC#2; MC#1; MC#1; MC:3 and stayed with that pattern until the end, where I changed it up to MC#1; MC#2; MC#3 and then one...

J.E. Daniels (BDCharles)

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Our author interview for July is with newly minted author, J.E. Daniels (BDCharles). His first novel 'The Story of Echo' is due for publication on the 31st of August 2021 and is now available for pre-order.

Please tell us a little about yourself and your writing background.

Hello. Argh, this is nerve-wracking. My personal bio is in the book, at the back, where you have to buy it to see it, hehe But suffice to say, I live in Yorkshire, in the UK - God's Own Country, if the inhabitants are to be believed. Writing background? Before SOE, I really don't think I had one, other than little phrases and ideas knocking about and taking up brainspace. Some of those go way back. So maybe I've always been "going to write" but only in the last seven years actually did it, thought: to hell with that, I've got a book inside me, people. Since then, it's been the occasional short story, comp entries and so forth as you will know, plus three additional pieces which are starting to...