Daily Archives: March 27, 2009

Stealing Ideas

Did you know we can’t copyright ideas?

Some people have tried to change that, but luckily it hasn’t passed muster in the courts or the copyright office. So far.

Could you imagine if someone copyrighted the idea of boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back?  That would mean 99% of the writers out there would have to contact the copyright owner for permission to use the idea, and pay a hefty fee for that permission.

I stole an idea recently (I asked the stealee for permission first, so technically it’s not stealing).

She created a page on her website called In the Queue (one of the strangest spelled words out there).

In it she lists her works in progress along with book covers. I figured I needed to do something similar to help motivate me to continue working on my own WIPs.

Although I still need to create book covers for my WIPs (something I’m really looking forward to), my page is up and running HERE.

If you like it, you’re welcome to steal the idea.