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Joanne Harris
Loves the smell of facepalm in the morning.
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Joanne Harris 9h
Replying to @mayspotting
It's not remotely hard to imagine if you've had as many similar requests as I have. :-)
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Joanne Harris 9h
Replying to @jillfilice
Glad you liked it. That one is from one of my short story collections...
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Joanne Harris 9h
Replying to @questauthority
I think that even if the legality of using characters from a book is debatable, the use of characters from the *film* is definitely likely to result in a lawsuit from Miramax.
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Joanne Harris 9h
Replying to @mayspotting
Publish it, presumably.
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Joanne Harris 9h
Replying to @MinxGenie
I don't think this comes from the universities: it's more likely to be something to do with the growing erosion of copyright and the normalization of piracy...
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Amanda Craig 14h
Every writer, artist, publisher, teacher and involved in the creative arts should listen to this Only Artists about failure, multi-tasking, learning and collaboration between and Howard Goodall.
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Joanne Harris 9h
Agreed, but rewriting myths, etc. doesn't infringe anyone's copyright. Using a living writer's work as part of your own is fine when it's fan fiction, but a lot less fine if you're trying to get it published.
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Joanne Harris 11h
Replying to @questauthority
It's in the US.
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Joanne Harris 11h
I'm guessing that most of those people are benefiting from piracy in some way.
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Joanne Harris 11h
Replying to @HaraSurya1978
Fan fiction is tolerated by most authors, and encouraged by many. It is not the same as trying to sell a book using someone else's characters.
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Joanne Harris 12h
Replying to @SLindseyWales
Absolutely -fan fiction is tremendously valuable (as long as the writer doesn't then try to monetise it...)
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Joanne Harris 14h
Replying to @LouciferSpeaks
Well, there's the cat... :-)
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Joanne Harris 14h
Replying to @lynbarc
Anouk and Pantoufle.
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Joanne Harris 14h
Not all creative writing courses are run by people who know what they're talking about. Some are excellent; some useless. And there is no way of standardizing the curriculum - because there isn't an official curriculum.
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Joanne Harris 14h
Replying to @nikeshshukla
I'm so sorry all that happened, Nikesh. I'm seeing more and more of this, all in the open, much of it chillingly rational. I've seen the "they can take your passport away" thing first-hand more than once. We have to keep fighting this and reporting it widely.
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Joanne Harris 14h
Absolutely.
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Joanne Harris 14h
The gives excellent free legal advice. At the very least, get something on paper saying that the rights you have given are for non-commercial use only (that way they can't then sell them on to someone else without consulting -or including - you).
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Joanne Harris 14h
Replying to @MsAnnaLawrence
Go ahead, with pleasure - it happens more often than people think...
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Joanne Harris 14h
Replying to @vviivviieennnne
:-)
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Joanne Harris 14h
Today's gift to you is a little collection of seasonal Hilda pics (art by Duane Bryers), to remind you that food and laughter and comfort are good, and that if the people around you don't accept you as you are, don't try to change yourself - just get better people.
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