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There's Nothing New ... -- Steal This Idea



There's Nothing New Under The Sun

March 26th, 2009
by: Misty Massey
http://www.magicalwords.net/misty-massey/theres-nothing-new-under-the-sun/

http://remly.proboards.com/post/2557/thread


Steal This Idea

Jul 10, 2010
by: Jennifer Crusie
http://www.arghink.com/2010/07/10/steal-this-idea/

http://remly.proboards.com/post/2925/thread



Read more: Original Works of Writing?

htpp://remly.proboards.com/post/2084/thread


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How many different real life stories are similar? Have similar plots? So why would books be any different? There are only a handful of plots ... it's the journey there that can differ from story to story.


The "Basic" Plots in Literature

http://www.ipl.org/div/farq/plotFARQ.html


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At around the 15 minute mark they discuss original works, etc.

StoryWonk Sunday: Magic And Three-Beats
Posted by Alastair at 6:00 am, April 8, 2012 in StoryWonk Sunday
http://storywonk.com/?p=1285

Mp3:
http://storywonk.com/podcast/sws001.mp3



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The 12 Days of Liz: Day Nine: The Words and Me ---- June 7, 2012

http://www.arghink.com/2012/06/07/the-12-days-of-liz-day-nine-the-words-and-me/

Shakespeare stole every story he ever wrote; he wasn't great because of his stories, he was great because of his words, which is why "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" has lived for hundreds of years, while "I don't care who your daddy is" probably wouldn't have lasted the weekend.






There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before. -- Willa Cather


Adam was the only man who, when he said a good thing, knew that nobody had said it before him. -- Mark Twain


Who is original? Everything that we are doing, everything that we think, exists already, and we are only intermediaries, that's all, who make use of what is in the air. -- Henry Miller


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The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide
A Companion to the #1 Bestselling Series by Stephenie Meyer

Page 44:

Stephenie Meyer:
You know, I think ... maybe readers who aren't writer's might look at something like that --- using inspiration from other books --- as kind of a form of plagiarism. But, actually, the more you get into writing, I think you realize that there is no new story.

Shannon Hale:
Every story has been told, so you're just telling it in a new way.






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The Complete Idiot's Guide To:
Creative Writing
(Second Edition)
by Laurie E. Rozakis, Ph.D.

Page: 29

5. "I don't have any original ideas. What could I possibly write about?"

Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim/Jerome Robbin's brilliant musical play West Side Story is a revision of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet ... which is itself a retelling of a 1530 Italian story by Luigi da Porto, which is itself a retelling of Masuccio of Salerno's 1476 tale of star-crossed lovers, which is a retelling of Ephesiaca, written in the fourth century by the Greek historian Xenophon.

Cole Porter's delightful musical play Kiss Me Kate is a reworking of Shakespeare's The Taming of [the] Shrew, which is itself a retelling of ... .

You get my point: Many of our most "original" ideas are creative reworkings of very old, traditional stories. So why not take an old plot and make it your own by adding an individual twist?

http://www.google.com/search?q=Ephesiaca







http://whooshorg.proboards.com/post/51781/thread
http://whooshorg.proboards.com/post/51782/thread
http://whooshorg.proboards.com/post/131000/thread






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Google: Can Ideas Be Copyrighted:
https://www.google.com/search?q=Can+Ideas+Be+Copyrighted

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http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2014/02/15/protecting-ideas-can-ideas-be-protected-or-patented/

Unfortunately, despite what you may have heard from late night television, satellite radio commercials or snake oil salesmen, there is no effective way to protect an idea. Copyrights protect expression and patents protects inventions, and neither protect ideas. In both cases the idea is the first critical step, but without some identifiable embodiment of the idea there can be no intellectual property protection obtained and no exclusive rights will flow unto you.




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http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/can-you-copyright-an-idea

 . . . you can’t copyright an idea. Nobody can.

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“So if copyright law doesn’t protect an idea, what exactly does it protect?

Copyrights cover “original works of authorship” that the author fixes in a tangible form (written on paper, typed on computer, scribbled by crayon on a napkin, etc.). In other words, it protects the specifics of your book after it’s written. No one can steal, reprint or profit from your work without your consent. Though, no matter how hard you try, you can’t safeguard the idea behind your story.

Think about it like this: No one directly copied William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet word-for-word and slapped their name on it, but they have used his idea—a love story about two young people from rival families— over and over again. West Side Story fits the bill (two lovers from rival gangs). Even Disney’s High School Musical has the same plot (rival high school cliques).






https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2010/01/08/5-things-that-cant-be-copyrighted/








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 . . . a brand needs ‘haters’ to succeed.

Why The Title?

August 25, 2014
http://writeitforward.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/why-the-title/








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http://www.hughhowey.com/so-you-want-to-be-a-writer/

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Readers prefer the clear and concise delivery of an exciting story more than the flowery and sublime delivery of utter ennui. Hell, they’ll even take the horrible delivery of a great story over the absolute perfection of dullness. Some of the bestselling novels of my lifetime have been lampooned for the writing style therein.











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Erika Jayne:
"Haters are fans, they just don't know it."




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