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The Disney Writers of “Encanto” Plagiarized My Book!!

Disney and their writers have plagiarized a main storyline from my copyrighted novel “Chase Tinker and the House of Magic” for their animated movie “Encanto.” For months now, I’ve been devastated, angry, and sick about their blatant copyright infringement. “Encanto” IS NOT original. They stole my original storyline. (My ebook is free so thousands of copies have been downloaded.)

I discovered it when I read this online review of my book: “Pretty good book I like the concept, also I think Disney may have stolen some ideas when making Encanto.” (I was stunned and franticly rushed to watch the movie.)

Stolen storyline:

1. A magical family living in a magical house that is alive with all sorts of magic and enchantments.

2. A magical entity that created and now controls the house and all its magic, and if anything happens to this entity the house and magic will die.

3. Magical rooms that are created by each family member’s unique magical ability. A magically created room contains and displays the characteristics of that family member’s special power.

4. Every time a new power becomes a new room, the house grows bigger.

5. A grandparent is the guardian of the house and magic.

I don’t understand how Disney and their writers can calmly live their lives as if they’ve done nothing crappy and dishonest. These people are making and have made millions and millions of dollars off my wonderful, unique ideas and storyline while I struggle to pay the rent. It’s horrible and disgusting and so wrong what they’ve done. Just because I’m self-published and they’re a huge, well-to-do company doesn’t mean they can get away with this plagiarizing. They need to pay for their thievery.


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One Stop for Writers Checklists and Tip Sheets – by Angela Ackerman… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

I know I’ve mentioned these before, but this link is nirvana. There are so many lists there that can help you, no subscription required. One Stop for Writers

One Stop for Writers Checklists and Tip Sheets – by Angela Ackerman… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

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The Recipe for Writing a Great Scene – by Janice Hardy… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

on Fiction University: A great scene is a lot like a great meal. It whets an appetite for more, it fills up the senses, and it satisfies the hunger.   A lot of things can happen in a scene. Plot things, character things, backstory things. We even describe them as “this is the scene where […]

The Recipe for Writing a Great Scene – by Janice Hardy… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

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How to Create Dynamic Fictional Characters

A Writer's Path

by David Gittlin

Most serious writers want to connect with an audience; preferably a big one.  You have something to say.  You have a story to tell.  You want people to read it.  One of the best ways to make people want to read your work is to create memorable and relatable central characters.  Whether you are writing a short story, screenplay, or a novel, you want your readers to identify with and live the story through your main characters.  To do this, you have to create three dimensional characters that live and breathe in your reader’s imagination.  I’d like to share with you a method I learned for from professional, published writers.

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Character Descriptions: Avoiding the Boring Stuff – by Angela Ackerman…

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on Jami Gold:

We all know characters are the beating heart of a story. Fashioned from imagination clay and given life by an author, these fictional people have yearnings, dreams, and fears just like us. They also have a past—one filled with challenges, strife, and hope—and this collection of experiences shape them into the person readers meet on the doorstep of chapter one.

Digging deep to explore a character’s hidden truths is hard and necessary work. I spend a lot of time coaching writers to drill down into the essence of who their character is so that when they write their behavior, every action and choice is driven by their motivation and authentic to them.

But there’s another aspect of character description that is easy to forget about or gloss over: their physical appearance.

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Good News: Reading Is Still Popular

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Writers Need to Rethink Rewrites

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No Wasted Ink Writers Links — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Originally posted on No Wasted Ink: Welcome back to writer links day here on No Wasted Ink. Each week, I select ten articles from my general reading on the internet to share with you here on the blog. I hope you like this week’s choice. Enjoy. The Fantastical Food of Fantasy Fiction Biting the Bullet…

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April 22, 2019 · 5:02 pm

Indie Book Month — Promote Your Books

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On Twitter, there is a movement called #IndieApril, so I thought it was a good idea to import to WordPress.  Independent writers are the growing force in publishing, so please take this opportunity to publicize and promote your work!

I want to offer an opportunity for all writers who follow this blog to share information on their books. It can be very difficult to generate publicity for our writing, so I thought this little effort might help. All books may be mentioned, and there is no restriction on genre. This encompasses fiction, poetry, plays, and non-fiction. If I have neglected to mention a genre, please consider it to be included.

To participate, simply give your name, your book, information about it, and where to purchase it in the comments section. Then please be willing to reblog and/or tweet this post. The more people that see it, the more publicity…

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3 Needs to Decide How Much Description to Use

The Author Chronicles

How much description and other information do we need to put into any given scene? Too much and it becomes a sleep-inducing info dump. Too little and the reader is lost and confused. So how do we find that perfect balance? How do we know what to put in when?

In a discussion at the Liars Club’s Willow Grove Coffeehouse yesterday, we discussed this very topic. The answer lies in three Needs that converge at the point of perfect balance.

  • Needs of the genre
  • Needs of the reader
  • Needs of the Point of View (POV) character

Needs of the Genre

Every genre comes with content expectations. While a Tom Clancy espionage-thriller is expected to be heavy on technical details, a romance is not. And while romance carries an expectation of a happily ever after, many horror stories do not. Knowing what your genre expects can help guide you as to…

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