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#1 Jonas


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Posted 16 September 2017 - 11:03 AM

You guys ever get paranoid your ideas will be stolen from websites like this?

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 06:30 PM

I guess you gotta trust your research, the reputation of the site, and your gut.

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 06:34 AM

I would say no. This is because, while you might have some people who could in theory steal an idea through a query or synopsis, chances are they're writing would never be enough to get the idea published (especially if they have to steal). Remember, books aren't really sold on an idea, they're sold because of the quality of writing and story.

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 10:23 AM

Seems that you started more than one thread like this, but regardless I'll repeat here what I said on the other one: ideas are the easy part. The writing, following through on an idea, developing characters, setting, tension, voice -- those are the things that make an story idea come alive. Ideas are everywhere, just waiting for someone willing and able to build upon them.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:09 PM

yes, I do. But like the others said. Even if they steal the idea they still have to finish the book. 

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 10:57 AM

I'm far more concerned at the beta reader level
Go on and stamp your forms, sonny.

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