Sorry for the cross post.
How many of you are going the freelance route and how many of you are going with the literary agent route? And why? Which do you consider to be the smartest way to go.
So I'm writing a novel. And it falls under the "fiction" category. However, it is strong based on an actual relationship I was in. And the main male character is strongly based on the guy who I was involved with. Its so closely matched that physical traits, emotion traits and the events that happen, all follow who he is and what he did and said during our relationship.
So, my question is, when i get published will someone ask me to have him sign some sort of paper, since I'm writing about him? Because I know in non-fiction, if I was writing a book about my life and I included him in it to a major extent, he would have to sign some sort of waiver.
Anyways, any help would be great!! Thanks!
I'm looking for a fairly detailed, accurate, source of biographical data on
Niccolo Paganini. (in English) any book website or magazine article that
might be somewhere will be fine, even a timeline would be lovely. Or if you
just happen to know when he got the infamous "Cannon", Please let me know.
I'm trying to write a piece of semi-historical fiction about him/his music.
The arrival of the Cannon into his life is of key importance to the story,
but every little detail I can find (or have handed to me) would, I think,
make the story that much better. I tried googling and found nothing more
than what I'd already had. (Which was sadly not much.)
I have no deadlines to meet so feel free to take your time.
Okay here's one I've been pondering.
You're walking down a busy street and you run into your favorite Fictional/Mythical/Biblical character. What Happens?
It is my hope to start posting those again. I also hope for increased membership buuuuuttt......
Anyways... this post is to share some books I've been reading,
First up, Neil Gaiman American Gods is an amazing piece of fiction. Basic premise is, what if all the old gods were real, and as people came to america they came with and live in an interesting blend of reality and sub reality. Taking place all over the United States of America, but heavily in the upper midwest, Gaiman takes the reader on an incredible journey to many of the often shunned but classic landmarks of america, including but not limited to, House on the Rock, captured in amazing and accurate detail. It's pretty thick but it reads fast.
next book is one that I'm just making people aware of, there's really only a specific group of people that I'd recommend they rush out and buy it. Irvine Welsh The Acid House (and for a little bit of reference he's the one who wrote Trainspotting) a collection of the author's short stories, dealing with sex, drugs, crime, being european, and other weirdness. One of the most interesting things I've found about the stories is that the dialogue is written in the voice and dialect of the characters, (Primarily Scottish citizenry in and out of the UK.) the narratives are written in excellent english. I've heard from some people who've read welsh that it is difficult to read in those very scotch passages, But I found I have had no real difficulty so far.