Category Archives: Susan Spann

Dr. Watson, I Presume? The Importance of Killer Sidekicks

by Susan Spann, @SusanSpann Whether you write detective fiction, romance, historical novels or fantasy epics, a lone protagonist never receives as great a reaction as one with a well-developed supporting cast. Foils serve to reinforce and highlight the hero’s good (and … Continue reading

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Hunting Down A Sleuth: Creating a Crime-Solver Readers Will Love

by Susan Spann Sherlock Holmes. Jane Marple. Jack Reacher. Three famous names with something important in common … aside from the fact that each of them solves crimes in mystery or thriller novels. What is this common element? Readers love … Continue reading

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CONTRACTS AND COPYRIGHTS

It’s Valentine’s Day and all of us at WITS want to send our heartfelt thanks to our guest bloggers and our amazing readers. Virtual chocolate hearts for everyone! by Susan Spann  Even though copyright protection is automatic and attaches to … Continue reading

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Do You Own Your Copyrights?

by Susan Spann Last month, I kicked off a new #PubLaw guest series here at Writers in the Storm with a brief look at copyright law and the rights it covers. When authors learn that copyright protection is automatic and … Continue reading

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Do You Know Your (Copy) Rights?

by Susan Spann Writers In The Storm is delighted to welcome back Susan as she kicks off her new series on copyright and rights clauses in publishing contracts. Note: As always, Susan is open for questions down in the comments! … Continue reading

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A Heiry—and Sometimes Relative—Writing Problem

By Susan Spann For the past few months, my guest posts here at Writers in the Storm have taken a look at different aspects of the author estate plan. This month, we’ll finish the series with a problem every author … Continue reading

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Trust The Process: Literary Executors, Part 2

By Susan Spann Last month, my guest blog here at Writers in the Storm looked at some of the duties a literary executor performs [But What Does a Literary Trustee DO? (Part 1)] in the course of his or her duties. … Continue reading

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