The Write Stuff for January 25, 2005
About the Copyright
Hey everyone, haven't talked about copyright in awhile. In the past I've found only one easy to understand webpage that explains about copyright and it is Brad Templeton site. The 10 myths of copyright can be found at http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html. He also has an introduction into copyright, which can be found at http://www.templetons.com/brad/copyright.html. You can go to the copyright office at http://www.copyright.gov/.
Another cool tool that content creators are familar with is Creative Commons. Creative Commons makes it easy to let others know just what rights are allowed to others in their use of a particular content. An example, a writer lets others only use a particular work if they give the author credit and tell where they can buy that piece of work or mentions that authors website. You can find more about creative commons at http://creativecommons.org/. If you want to get a Creative Commons license, when you go to the main page, click on the publish icon and follow the steps. It that simple.
I also share some ideas on other uses of RSS. This site has some of them. http://www.myrsscreator.com/. Google has a directory of writer's resources, which can be found at http://directory.google.com/Top/Arts/Writers_Resources/.
A poet's notebook or for that matter a writer's notebook is a place where they can jot down phrases, quotes, images, character ideas to be used later. Some call it a seed book. When a poet or writer doesn't know what to write, they can go into their notebook and grab some words and paint a poem, a story, or use it in something that they are working on.
A Phrase: The phone rings and through the caller ID window, I see ...
A Quote: "Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who
dream only by night." Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), 'Eleanora' 1842
An Image: The clock tower face on a cold winter night.
Poetry Enclosures: "Icarus Reborn" and "Icarus am I"
Other poems: "The Dream of Soul"
If you want to advertise your poetry or writing, send an email or short audio clip to firstname.lastname@example.org with your site URL and/or your books that you want to promote.