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Old August 7 2012, 09:44 AM   #1396
RJDiogenes
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Re: sf/f TV development news - 2012

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Being inspired by somebody else's concept to create something of your own is great-- using their ideas instead of your own is not great (and by "you" I mean the generic "you").
See, pre hyphen and post hyphen here are in conflict. At what point does "being inspired" cross over into "using ideas"? What's wrong with using ideas as a jumping off point?
Nothing is wrong with using them as a jumping off point-- that's being inspired by them. What I'm talking about it using them as they are.

Ever heard the saying "good artists borrow, great artists steal"?
Sure. It's funny, but it's not true.

BTW, I'm curious, what type of stuff have you written?
Mostly short fiction and poetry. In terms of genres? Pretty much everything, even a bit of mainstream.
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