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The Last Tribute: Chapter Twenty-Two - The Phantom Librarian — LiveJournal
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The Last Tribute: Chapter Twenty-Two
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marycontraria From: marycontraria Date: November 12th, 2014 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know I'm not commenting much these days but I'm still just eating it all up. The dialogue between Cato and Thresh in their showdown - that was yours from the Final Eight, right? I was reading it and thinking "this is a canon conversation because I remember it" and then realized that it couldn't be because Katniss isn't there.

Re: not knowing even how to start when you don't have someone else's universe to play in, I was wondering - do you think it would be plausible to crowd-source that kind of thing? Like, put a small group of people together to help you world-build, to set some parameters for you to work within. Does that sound crazy?
From: (Anonymous) Date: November 13th, 2014 06:10 am (UTC) (Link)
From a legal point of view, turning a novel into a collaboration is a bad idea. If the book is a hit, every collaborator will demand a piece of the action. And even if they don't, or even if they sign away their copyright claims, a publisher will say, "Too legally risky. I'll pass."

Marion Zimmer Bradley got burned by a fanfic writer, who claimed that he owned the idea for a novel that she had written. I don't remember the details, but their was some truth to his claim. The result was that her contracted publisher voided her contract for that novel, and no other publisher would publish the book.

Fern, write a story that is 100.0 percent your own. Not only will this vastly simplify the legalities (you'll save twenty bucks on the copyright application, if nothing else), but when you write a story that is entirely yours, you'll feel SUCH A SENSE OF PRIDE.

-- Tom
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