It stems from two things:
- the fear a published/established author will read an aspiring author's work and then steal some aspect of it (and be sued)
- the fear a published/established author will read an aspiring author's work and then be accused of stealing from it (and sued) even though the established author already had a similar idea (or even a manuscript already in the publishing "pipeline")
At least not directly.
So, although I'm not allowed to read your manuscripts and screenplays, I'm going to help you as specifically as I can.
This blog will be tailored to writing advice, free workshop-type posts, posts about goal-setting and writing prompts. I will include advice from authors I've interviewed as well as advice based on my own experiences.
We'll start by getting you into write-thinking...The way I suggest you think in order to increase your odds of getting published.
I hope you visit at least once a week and make 2010 the year you benefit from write-thinking!