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Dear Rich: Can Artist Copyright Art and Text Together?

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You can copyright a combination of images and text, even if the text by itself is not copyrightable.

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Inga Muscio

Dead Can’t Dance, part II

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In order to create, to really write from your heart, you must have access to all parts of your heart.

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True love is worth waiting for

Love’s Unloving Battlefield

| New York, NY | | 2 Comments

This post, using Grenville Zuzax’s stand-up lament on marriage, is dedicated to the battle scars love leaves behind.

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Fort Hobo by Rocky Norton

Scarred, Happy and Proud

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

Like most people, I’ve got a number of scars, each with its own story. Each reminds me of the challenges and triumphs presented to us on a daily basis.

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Onion headline

Learning to Write at America’s Finest News Source

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Take all that you learned in J school about inverted pyramid, ledes and sourcing, and on top of that try to be funny. It’s not easy at all.

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EveretteCartoons

I Am An Artist #1

| Index, WA, US | | 9 Comments

From Edie Everette’s “I Am An Artist” series.

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Melies moon

Dear Rich: Want to Publish Letters from Sci-Fi Writer

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Do I have the right to reproduce in my book a copy of the envelope that these letters arrived in?

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Pyragraph Brains by Edie Everette

I Am a Writer Now

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

How does an artist pursue their dream while also paying rent? For me the answer lies within these three concepts: discipline, routine, and passion.

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Pyragraph Brains by Edie Everette

Dead Can’t Dance, part 1

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Why would someone who freely writes about the most private things in her life feel panicky when asked about those very things in public?

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Contract - Pyragraph

Contracts and Agreements 101

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 1 Comment

The more that you are actively working in your field — whether that means writing for magazines, playing music at clubs, hosting gallery events or building furniture for a hotel — the more you’ll find yourself needing to execute contracts with other businesses and people.

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Dear Rich: Can I Theatricize ‘Hoarders’?

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Generally, novelists and dramatists can get away with fictionalizing real life people and events without permission.

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Peri Pakroo, Author and Coach - Pyragraph

The Lowdown on Business Legal Structures

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

When you’re making money — even just scraps — from your creative work not as an employee of some other company, guess what: You’re running a business.

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Rich Stim

Dear Rich: Is It Too Late to Collect Judgment From Magazine?

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If the Dear Rich Staff was in your position, we’d probably give up on the $800.

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Billy McCall

The Ups and Downs of Having a Day Job

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 2 Comments

Achieving your dream of [insert dream here] will most likely also include a day job. Or a night job. Or a day and a night job. Or any job you can find.

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Seeking and Finding Albuquerque’s Zine Scene

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

The most important part of any zinefest, for me at least, is the inspiration I feel when it is all said and done.

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