Who’s afraid of copyright?

October 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

So, I found out my alma mater has basically authorized the sale of my work without my permission. This comes just after I lectured a group of undergraduates about plagiarism and copyright infringement. I don’t blame the students for the belief that everything on the Internet, including a novel I’ve worked on for years, is theirs for the taking. How could I when the university believes the same thing? Artists make life livable. Intellectual property is what we make. Don’t steal it and try to profit off of it.

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back, at least in theory

October 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

Ok, I am back in the US, back to writing, back to all the things the fall brings. I am also back in my head after last spring. I feel like the first eight or nine months of this year were imagined. Some are already forgotten, stuffed into a storage compartment in my brain, hopefully only to be unearthed when they seem archaic and harmless.

I will post a new story soon. I am working on a novel, too. How depressing is too depressing for people to read? Only trouble is interesting, right? I am just trying to figure out how much I need to temper the dark of the world so that people won’t put my book down and start drinking heavily. Still happy endings usually piss me off. You?

I just wanted to see if this blog thing (and my brain) still works. Guess it does.

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