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Most authors know that fair use is a defense to copyright infringement. However, few people have a clear sense of how fair use really works, which is not surprising… read more!

Agent Jacqui Lipton sheds light on the mysterious word count guidelines for manuscripts—it’s not just another hoop for writers to jump through! … read more!

Writers of realistic fiction have to stick with the facts to a much greater extent. There’s still a ton of world building and character development to do, but the realistic fiction writer has to make things make sense as they would in the real world… read more!

How often are authors told they need to have an elevator pitch ready to share with agents and editors for those moments when you might be lucky enough to get 30 seconds of a publishing professional’s time? … read more!

This blog post raises some of the most common challenges and confusions for writers that can arise when you want to use, quote or repurpose someone else’s copyrighted work… read more!

LSQ Editor Jen Gheller took the opportunity to reach out

and ask Jacqui some questions about her interest in publishing law and the new book, Law & Authors: A Legal Handbook for Writersread more!

Authors deal with copyright issues all the time, both in relation to their own, and other people’s, work… read more!

Not all authors have, or even want, their own website. Some are happy to rely on social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc., to connect with readers…  read more!

This installment of legally speaking discusses how to make sure you won’t get in trouble for using other people’s work in your writing… read more!