Did you ever wonder why you never see song lyrics quoted in books? The simple reason is a small legal matter known as copyright. Just as you don’t appreciate your writing plagiarized without permission for personal or commercial use, neither do music artists. Some writers think they can get away with incorporating lyrics into their novels without being caught. What harm could a couple of … Continue reading How Not To Make The Lyrics In Your Writing A Costly Experience
Fifty-five years in the making, but I finally did it. I’ve published my fifth novel, and I have to thank you for supporting my dream. I wanted to pursue writing in my teens but was discouraged by family and teachers. Maybe they were right at the time, but there’s also the possibility they weren’t. Had I started honing my writing skills years ago, I might … Continue reading Thank You For Your Support
I debated over this for some time, and being the overly careful person I am, I, of course, researched it to death. The following is what I found out. Generally, in Canada, all of your following creative, original work is automatically protected by copyright the moment you create it. It is worth noting that it never hurts to keep proof of your work. It … Continue reading Should You Copyright Your Work?
Year One by Nora Roberts is far from the typical romances I’ve come to expect of the author I turn to de-stress after a long, trying day. Year One is a dark, post-apocalyptic world where more than half of the world’s population is decimated by a pandemic, governments are a thing of the past and dark and evil magick, which surfaces in much of the … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)
F is for Fugitive by Sue Grafton is the sixth book of her Alphabet Series centered on Kinsey Millhone a tenacious detective based in California during the 1980s. In this installment of the series, Kinsey travels from her home of Santa Teresa to Floral Beach so anticipate a change of scenery and a collection of new characters, which is a welcomed change. As the story … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)
E is for Evidence by Sue Grafton is the fifth book of her Alphabet Series and another great adventure with Kinsey Millhone. This book is personal to Kinsey. Not only is depression setting in because she is alone during the Christmas holidays season, but the married man that she started an affair with in the previous novel, D is for Deadbeat, has taken off with … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)