Critique Has Changed Ownership
WritersCritique.com has undergone an ownership change with Rivux
Entertainment taking over control of the site and forums. Rivux
Ent. is extremely excited to be part of WritersCritique.com
with new additions and features to the site already in planning.
We would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions so please
send us any feedback you may have.
Zire 71 - Paperless at last!
I recently purchased a Palm Zire 71. Since that day I have not
written a single word on paper. Instead, all of my notes, grocery
lists and appointments are all digitally stored.
Coupled with the built in digital camera, I
am now equipped to visually capture any moment as well as write down
any interpretations or ideas I may have.
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not required to file copyright
The United States adopted the Berne copyright convention on
April 1, 1989. This means that original works are automatically
copyrighted as soon as they are put down in tangible form (written
on a restaurant napkin, typed into a notepad document, doodled
on a post-it note) and anyone using that work for their own
use (whether they are paid for it or not!) are in violation
and punishable by law. The amount of damages the violator can
be sued for is sometimes higher if the copyright is registered,
but not seeing the copyright notice on an author's work DOES
NOT MEAN IT IS NOT COPYRIGHTED.
The purpose of a copyright is to
protect an author's right to the commercial benefits of their work,
and the right to control how their work is used. When someone copies
an article from a web page and puts it on their own, they are taking
control away from the author. If they are reviewing the author's
article, and use bits of it in their own work, that is considered
'fair use' and is not punishable. Fair use judgements mainly rely on
the purpose of the use.
So, anyone who writes an article and
posts it here is automatically copyrighted. Anyone who critiques
that work is also copyrighted. In regard to stories, anyone who uses
someone else's characters in their own story without specific
permission from the author is violating copyright laws. (Fan fiction
writers who don't ask the author's permission are in violation of
copyright laws, but many authors allow it and don't prosecute. They
have the right to prosecute, however, so anyone writing an article
and posting it here that includes, for example, Princess Lea, COULD
be prosecuted by the original author. Myself, I wouldn't want George
Lucas breathing down MY neck!)
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Have you read a book related to writing that you like (or hate)?
Do you have a technique for improving your writing you want
If so, we want to
hear about it.
Your articles and reviews are what makes
Writer's Critique such a great site!
little info about Writer's Critique
Writer's Critique was an idea I came up with about a year ago.
I was just getting back into writing after a 15 year absence.
As a Software Analyst by trade, my
specialty has been around the development of high quality software
for the organizations I work with.
About a month after join a
few writing forums, I noticed a gap that needed filling. All writers
at some point need critiques by their peers. Unfortunately, there is
no good way of doing this without risk of theft.
my Software Analyst hat, I decided to do something about it.
Writer's Critique is my offering to the writing community. Instead
of email based critiques or public forums, this site has been
designed to let writers create their own private critiquing
As a member, you can create or join a critique group
that interests you. The administrator (or founder) of each critique
group determines who and how many people are allowed in. This gives
you the ability to have your work privately critiqued by a
predefined list of members. The risks to you are much less than a
However, I understand that sometimes you need a
public critique. So, a public critique forum is also available.
Anyone can read your posts in this section and registered members
can reply with a critique.
I hope you enjoy this site and it
is of value to you.
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