I Should Be Writing

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[ISBW] What Can A REAL Lawyer Tell Us About Copyright and IP

Please Note,While Solicitor Kenner is A lawyer, she’s still not YOUR lawyer, so do not take anything said here as direct legal advice.   Open 2022 Word Count: 68178 ?? Writing Retreat coming at the end of May Good News Good News Team…

[ISBW] Minor Characters

Open 2022 Word Count: 68178 Writing Retreat coming in May Good News Good News Team Rejection count: 150 Main Topic: On Supporting Characters Whydunit is more important than Whodunit The Afterparty on Apple TV It’s good to focus on moving…

[ISBW] Unwritten Etiquette for Writers

Main Topic: Unwritten Etiquette The etiquette of talking about reading stories by your other author friends Don’t ask if they read it, don’t ask if they liked it The Blurb: the asking and the being asked The unwritten rules for signing lines…

[ISBW] Rejectomancy

Main Topic: Rejectomancy Revisited Diving into the alchemy of deciphering rejection letters Does the story fit the magazine it’s being submitted to? Social Media: the game is afoot and no one knows the rules Try to level up networking skills Links…

[ISBW] Unboxing: Story Engine

Main Topic: Story Engine Unboxing: Story Engine… we have cards! Booster: Eldritch Horror set Today’s quandary is how to run a giveaway for the spare Story Engine set. Roll for wild luck. Walking through the decks, and how to use them to help you…

[ISBW] Devil’s Advocate: The Case for Distractions

Main Topic: Distractions Sometimes, we just need a person, pet or thing to bounce ideas & questions off of The games more fun to play have the more intricate and fleshed out stories Writing on side projects when you get stuck on a primary project…

[ISBW] I AM A FLAWED WRITER

Open 2022 Word Count: 65178 Your Mur doesn’t pun, and your daddy doesn’t rock ‘n roll Good News Good News Team Rejection count: 141 ?? Spoilers Club: “One for All” by Lillie Lainoff – April 30, 6pm Eastern Main Topic: Examinations of…

[ISBW] What Makes a Setting Really Work?

Please note as of April 21, 2022, I Should Be Writing is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives 4.0 License. Open 2022 Word Count: 50200 Science research! Good News Good News Team Rejection count:…

[ISBW] Peek at Patreon: Grab Bag of Topics

  Main Topic: Talking taxes, money, habits, and news Amazing reveals in 2022 Hugo Finalist announcements Spoilers Club reminder: copy giveaways next week Tangling with Taxes, what can help freelancers YNAB: How advances work (a…

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