September 8th, 2017

The Law (and Ethics) of Conference Blogging

Susan Spann

This week, I’m preparing my lecture notes for the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Colorado Gold Conference, which takes place this weekend (September 9-11) in Denver. Since conferences are on my mind, let’s take a minute to review some important do’s and don’ts about workshop and conference-related blogging and social media shares:

1. Presentations, […]

March 13th, 2015

Protecting Your Copyrights Online

Susan Spann

photo credit: Day 88 via photopin (license)

In Star Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi refers to Mos Eisley spaceport as a “wretched hive of scum and villainy” and adds, “we must be careful.”

Obi-Wan’s wisdom applies to the Internet too.

Regardless of your publishing path, if you write for publication, you should take […]

February 13th, 2015

Hogwarts vs. the Hindenburg: Copyright Rules for Settings

Susan Spann

As a publishing lawyer, I often get asked about copyright in scenes and settings, and how the law of infringement applies when stories are set in similar locations.

Like many other copyright questions, the answer depends on a number of factors. However, unlike many legal questions, the guidelines are straightforward and fairly easy […]

August 31st, 2011

Naked Publishing – Part 4

Today we welcome back Denise Domning, contributing blogger here at WITS, with the fourth in her series detailing her self-publishing journey.

by Denise Domning

I did it! I made my deadline!

Kind of.

It’s August 15th and the book, The Men Wars, Book One Men-ipulation, is up on both Amazon and Barnes and Noble.


August 12th, 2011

Publishing Naked- Part 3

Welcome to another installment of Sensational Summer Fridays, here at WITS!

Before we begin with the third in our guest blog series by Denise Domning, we’d like to announce the winner of Michelle Diener’s debut novel, IN A TREACHEROUS COURT. Congratulations to Stacy Green, who read and commented on Michelle’s blog Using Real People and […]