Legal Issues for Authors

Get caught with one’s proverbial pants down? Heaven forfend!

For the secret of keeping one’s suspenders taut, read on.

Sisters in Crime ~ Heart of Texas Chapter

Have you ever wondered if someone could steal your manuscript? Have you ever badmouthed someone in your book and wondered if they could sue you? Have you ever wondered if it’s safe to say your character drank a Coke or a Lone Star Beer?

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These are the questions that Manning Wolfe will cuss and discuss. She will also provide information on copyright, use of photos, ISBN’s, tax obligations, and more.  Lots of handouts will be given to allow a more in-depth study, and as a reminder of the tips she gives in her talk.  Don’t get caught with your proverbial pants down! Come out and learn the nuts and bolts of legal issues for authors!  Hope to see you there.

Manning Wolfe is a writer, attorney, and consultant residing in Austin. All of her education and career that has as its base the use of the written word, organization of ideas, and research.

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Bedtime at the Davis Home

I swear I did not plan this, because where cats are involved, no one can plan anything, but–

I had just published the preceding post and turned off my laptop when William walked over and looked at the chair and then looked at me.

I spread out his blanket. He jumped up and settled in for the night.

My blanket spreading isn’t as neat as David’s, but no one has complained.

My new chair

My new chair

 

At Home with the Davis Family

David has a new recliner.

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David’s new chair

I have a new recliner, too, but I am a mean, contemptible battleaxe and I do not share.

(I do put a blanket on my chair and tuck William in at night. Ernest won’t share David’s chair, either.)

A Short Analysis of ‘Jabberwocky’ by Lewis Carroll

An analysis of the second-best poem in the English language. ~ KW

Interesting Literature

A summary and analysis of Lewis Carroll’s classic nonsense poem ‘Jabberwocky’

‘Jabberwocky’ is perhaps the most famous nonsense poem in all of English literature. Although the poem was first published in Lewis Carroll‘s novel Through the Looking Glass in 1871, the first stanza was actually written and printed by Carroll in 1855 in the little periodical Mischmasch, which Carroll (real name Charles Dodgson) compiled to entertain his family. Below is ‘Jabberwocky’ (sometimes erroneously called ‘The Jabberwocky’), followed by a brief analysis of its meaning. ‘Nonsense’ literature it may be, but let’s see if we can make some sense of the glorious nonsense.

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For Kathy Waller

Wow! Look what the Bonny Blogger did. That’s so nice.

To see the post that started this, click on her link to Merriment Monday. That will explain a lot, and it will probably make you laugh, too. The Bonny Blog deserves a bunch of follows–the posts will make you feel better, and often there’s a cat or a dog. Which equals make you feel better.

The Bonny Blog

When I published Merriment Monday — you replied — ” I flew to the dictionary for word origin and history.” I thought this humorous since I consider you a master of words and dialogue. Well, I fell upon this last evening and thought — this is for Kathy!

Dictionaries are always fun, but not always reassuring. — M. F. K. Fisher

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Follow Kathy Waller Telling the Truth, Mainly — if you don’t already do — for a great blogging experience!

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The (Weird) Winner! David Davis Video – John Kelso’s Funny Christmas Card Contest

If keeping it weird is an Austin prerequisite, then David Davis’ Christmas card has to be the grand champ in this year’s Funny Christmas Card Contest.

~ John Kelso, “Aliens Take the Prize in Funny Christmas Card Contest”
©David Davis Video 2015

©David Davis Video 2015

 

Read more at ~

http://kathywaller1.com/2015/09/30/david-davis-fantastic-fest-films/

http://kathywaller1.com/2015/10/01/eccentric-directors-films-like-a-living-comic-strip/