Many authors assume the legal disclaimers at the front of their books are supposed to be boring. They presume some pricey lawyers devised standard legalese, and they dare not depart from the norm.
The law does not require… Read the rest “Book Disclaimers Don’t Have to be Boring!”
Scarlett Johansson won a defamation suit against a French writer for creating a promiscuous character who happened to look like the movie star. A Georgia jury awarded $100,000 to a woman who claimed a character in The Red Hat Club
… Read the rest “How to Use Real People in Your Writing Without Ending Up in Court”
Your words are your creation, your identity, and your currency, and scam artists will try to steal them from you. They’ll hand you a contract and claim “it’s standard. Everyone signs it.”
Don’t believe them. Every contract is negotiable, especially… Read the rest “Five Contract Terms Every Writer Should Know”