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Fact is Stranger Than Fiction: Writing Nonfiction for Fun and Profit (Mostly, Fun!) by Jacqui Lipton

“Fact is stranger than fiction.” How often have you heard those words? But have you ever given any thought to them in the writing context? I know I didn’t for a long time, largely because I come from an academic background in which writing for research purposes always felt too much like “work” and I …
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Tackling Taboo Topics in Stories for Younger Readers by Jacqui Lipton

 What’s taboo? More and more writers, even those who’ve spent the bulk of their careers writing for adults, have turned their hands toward writing for children and young adults over the last decade or so. In many ways, writing for younger audiences is not so different to writing for adults. You still need to master …
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Fair Use in Copyright Law by Jacqui Lipton

 Copyright Infringement? Now we come to the blog post I least wanted to write because I like to be able to at least take a stab at giving clear answers to author’s questions, and there are very few clear answers in American fair use law. Not many lawyers, or even law professors like me, can …
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A Picture is Worth a Thousand … Permissions? by Jacqui Lipton

I’ve been asked by a lot of authors lately about using other people’s photographs in their work, and what kinds of permissions they might need. As most writers realize, this can be a tricky area of the law because you not only need to know who owns the photograph, but also who owns COPYRIGHT in …