Not much action over on the forum, so you must all be gearing up for Nano! Either that or ‘Occupy-ing’ your town…but enough political yammering, this is a writing site!
Back to the forum, 32 Squared shares a link that is truly inspiring. A story that first appeared as comments on reddit.com has become a movie!
There are countless ficly series’ that deserve a movie! I agree with Squared:
“Why can’t this happen for ficly?”
I want to note for those that do not realize it, that ficly is licensed under creative commons and therefore our published works can be adapted, shared and commercialized, as long as whatever results is licensed as ‘creative commons attribution’. (correct me if I am wrong)
Handy slide show explaining creative commons licenses: http://info.ulrich-schrader.de/node/455
Thus why Warner had to purchase the rights, anything you publish online has copyright, unless you make it creative commons. Attribution means your name should be mentioned as the author of the original work.
I don’t know how Warner got wind of that story, but that kind of opportunity is truly inspiring. If you and I just keep typing and posting and creating, maybe our works will travel down the internet superhighway to the eyes of someone willing to make something great out of it. Exciting?? I think so.
“Just keep writing and developing and living.” -Betsy Lerner, agent. (Part of my favorite quote of hers taped to my wall.)