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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

Hi, i was wondering if you could include song lyrics (not your own) in your stories, if you acknoledged the the song and the song artist? I want to in one of my stories and im worred about getting in trouble lol


message 2: by Kenzie (new)

Kenzie | 2838 comments As long as you state that its not your song and that you put who the author is that's okay. Then you're not taking credit for someone else's work.


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

Thx Kenzie


message 4: by Veronica, What the neck!? (new)

Veronica (v_a_b) | 2889 comments Mod
That's good to know...I sort of did that in my story. I used the one song in Holes. I put the author, but it sounded really weird, so I just said that it was in Holes...I think that I might have to reword thigs so it doesn't sound awkward.


message 5: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ | 5857 comments Mod
Oh I loved the Holes reference, Veronica. I thought it was really cool XD Holes is like one of the best books EVER!!! I didn't think it was awkward at all... and I don't think it's necessary to say who the author is in the story. if u were to get it published i think you would have to site it on the inside cover of the book or something. but that's all...


message 6: by Veronica, What the neck!? (new)

Veronica (v_a_b) | 2889 comments Mod
Well, I thought it sounded awkward with the name in there. It was this before:

All of this “if only” thinking was starting to remind June of a song in the book Holes by Louis Sachar. That was such a wonderful book. She hadn’t read it in a long time.

As opposed to what it is now:

All of this “if only” thinking was starting to remind June of a song in the book Holes. That was such a wonderful book. She hadn’t read it in a long time


message 7: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ | 5857 comments Mod
yeah, it's better if you don't mention the author... it flows better that way.


message 8: by Seth, The plan is simple--stay alive. (new)

Seth (ninjaaaaaofwritingbooks) | 2205 comments Mod
Yeah, it does.


message 9: by Riley (new)

Riley (booksarecool) I used a song once in a story but I'm going to reference it at the beginning.


message 10: by Veronica, What the neck!? (new)

Veronica (v_a_b) | 2889 comments Mod
Eh, I don't think it really matters anymore if I use the lyrics or not, because I don't think I will ever publish roses for june. I doubt it will even be 20000 words. I'll edit it, sure, and keep it.

But I think it will be more of a reminicent when I am older, because it will be the first long thing that I've written.


message 11: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ | 5857 comments Mod
you could make a short story collection and get it published ... ? :)


message 12: by Sella, ov vey! i haven't checked this group in months. >< (new)

Sella Malin | 4530 comments Mod
thats what i was considering with the morte...although now that i'm re-reading it, i don't think its as great as i thought it was anymore. XD


message 13: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ | 5857 comments Mod
no, it really is great! trust me; i have that same problem too. whenever i start re-reading my stuff i start hating it, even though deep down i know it doesn't suck ... XD


message 14: by Sella, ov vey! i haven't checked this group in months. >< (new)

Sella Malin | 4530 comments Mod
aww thanks...well, i think my writing has matured since then, even though it wasn't too long ago. XD


message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

I love writing!!!!
Who doesn't???


message 16: by Sella, ov vey! i haven't checked this group in months. >< (new)

Sella Malin | 4530 comments Mod
lol that was a bit random XD


message 17: by [deleted user] (new)

I know!


message 18: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ | 5857 comments Mod
sometimes one is just overcome by his/her love of writing. right cali? lol. :D


message 19: by [deleted user] (new)

yes!
which reminds me, i've got to make some changes to my story . . .


message 20: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ | 5857 comments Mod
i gotta make changes to ... well, all my stories. lol. XD


message 21: by Sella, ov vey! i haven't checked this group in months. >< (new)

Sella Malin | 4530 comments Mod
argh i wanna write outcast but i have to fix the whole slang problem...:(


message 22: by Sella, ov vey! i haven't checked this group in months. >< (new)

Sella Malin | 4530 comments Mod
yay i feel happy!! i found a solution to the slang problem and now i don't have to rewrite all the dialogue!! YAY!! XD

actually roni figured it out for me...thank you so much roni!! XD


message 23: by Veronica, What the neck!? (new)

Veronica (v_a_b) | 2889 comments Mod
Yes. It was only logical.

I consider myself a logical person. In fact, I had to take the social studdies MEAP (standardized test in michigan) today. I had no clue what half the answers were, but I used logic and I think I did pretty well.

And as far as not publishing Roses for June... well, I could put it with other stories, but that would mean I would have to write the other stories.

Also, I sort of want to story to stand on it's own.

And I'll probably keep it as a reminiscent. It will remind me of what I wrote like as an 8th/9th grader. And it is the first story that is actually mature and not a short story.


message 24: by Sella, ov vey! i haven't checked this group in months. >< (new)

Sella Malin | 4530 comments Mod
Yes you are a very logical person :D


message 25: by Kenzie (new)

Kenzie | 2838 comments So what's the logic behind wishing you were a sasquatch? LOL XD


message 26: by Sella, ov vey! i haven't checked this group in months. >< (new)

Sella Malin | 4530 comments Mod
lol XD what is a sasquatch, anyway?


message 27: by Kenzie (new)

Kenzie | 2838 comments It's like a bigfoot or something, I think....


message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

weird.....


message 29: by Kenzie (new)

Kenzie | 2838 comments It is. XD ☺


message 30: by [deleted user] (new)

lol


hey how do you do that smily face thingy???


message 31: by Sella, ov vey! i haven't checked this group in months. >< (new)

Sella Malin | 4530 comments Mod
a bigfoot?? huh?? do you mean bigfoot as in the mythological monster?


message 32: by [deleted user] (new)

i thinky soo


message 33: by Kenzie (new)

Kenzie | 2838 comments You hold alt, then hold down 1, let go of alt and then 1 and ☺


message 34: by [deleted user] (new)

didnt work!!!! see



hold alt: *holding alt*

hold down 1: *hold 1*

Let go of alt: 1111111

aaaaaaaaaaaaa





message 35: by Kenzie (new)

Kenzie | 2838 comments Is caps lock on? Try to take them off faster. ☺ It's hard to explain how to do it.


message 36: by [deleted user] (new)

i dont know if it works that way on my computer cuz when i press alt it turns on this special little bar on that says stuff like 'save' 'file' etc....


message 37: by Kenzie (new)

Kenzie | 2838 comments Oh ... I'm sorry.


message 38: by [deleted user] (new)

its ok........ ill figure it out somehow....


message 39: by Kenzie (new)

Kenzie | 2838 comments Ask Roni. She's the one who told me how to do it. She explains things WAY better than I do.


message 40: by [deleted user] (new)

oh ok thanks!


*SCEAMS* HEY RONI!! HOW DO I DO THE SMILEY FACE THING??????


message 41: by Kenzie (new)

Kenzie | 2838 comments LOL, XD, Rachel.


message 42: by Sella, ov vey! i haven't checked this group in months. >< (new)

Sella Malin | 4530 comments Mod
it doesn't let me do the smiley face thing either!!


message 43: by Riley (new)

Riley (booksarecool) 1
was that a smily face?
1
how bout that?


message 44: by [deleted user] (new)

☺☻


message 45: by Riley (new)

Riley (booksarecool) how do you do that?!




message 46: by [deleted user] (new)

If you've got a num lock, then press that. And you press Alt, hold alt, and press one at the same time. it should show up.


message 47: by Riley (new)

Riley (booksarecool)
I did it! Try the one in the number pad, people who r having trouble.

How do you do the black one?


message 48: by [deleted user] (new)

2


message 49: by Riley (new)

Riley (booksarecool) okey dokey!
☻☺☻☺☻☺☻☺☻☺☻☺☻☺☻☺☻☺☻☺


message 50: by Veronica, What the neck!? (new)

Veronica (v_a_b) | 2889 comments Mod
yep alt2

alt3 is a heart, 4 is a diamond, five is a club, six is a spade, seven is a dot, 8 is a weird square with a hole in it, nine is a hollow dot. Ten is ◙ (don't know how to describe that one... 11=♂ 12=♀ 13=♪ 14=♫ 15=☼ 16=► 17=◄ 18=↕ 19=‼ 20=¶

some other ones are... 666:Ü (hey, I was curious, I felt like finding 666)
123={
777=○
999=τ (not sure what that is...)

anyhow, everything has an alt code, even basic letters and numbers that are much easier to just use the keys to type.


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