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John McFetridge replied to D. C. Hawkins's discussion How Close Can I get?
"A lawyer once told me you need two things to sue; 1) a good case and, 2) a lot of money. Then he said the first was really optional. I use real people all the time but so far I've been fortunate enough not to sell enough books to attract any…"
Feb 20, 2013
Jack Getze replied to D. C. Hawkins's discussion How Close Can I get?
"Unless they are major public figures, you want to keep real people (real names) out of your fiction. Any real person who feels they've been named and/or made fun of in your book might want to sue you, especially if you've made some money.…"
Feb 19, 2013
D. C. Hawkins posted a discussion

How Close Can I get?

I'm working on my first novel. I want to partially base my fictional villain on a serial rapist who was active in the local area for 14 years, then ~5 years ago was put away for >200 years. My question is:  How much do I need to change facts or can I use any of them.  A couple examples.  The press called him the "Blue Eyed Rapist." Can I use that? I was thinking of my villain putting in blue contact lenses as a distracting characteristic.  Can I my villain use a MO close to what he did? Et…See More
Feb 19, 2013
Count Otto Black replied to D. C. Hawkins's discussion What Kind of Eggs are Private Eyes?
"Personally, I would think that the only quality a (fictional) private eye really needs is to be in over his head, thus making sure he'll have plenty of trouble to get out of in interesting ways. Degree of hardness in boiling simply varies what…"
May 24, 2012

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About Me:
Please be kind, I was bold enough to say I am a Reader and Writer even though I have not sold anything yet. It seems that writing is (to paraphrase) 10% inspiration, 90% perspiration, and 60% luck. I now have submitted two short stories and am searching for patience as I await responses.

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I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Agatha Christie, Carl Hiaasen, Carolyn G. Hart, Dick Francis, Dorothy Sayers, Edgar Allan Poe, Ellery Queen, Ian Fleming, Janet Evonovich, John D. MacDonald, Laurence Shames, Lawrence Sanders (particularly the Archie McNally series), Lillian Jackson Braun, Louis L’Amour, Mark Twain, Rex Stout, Robert B. Parker, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sue Grafton, Tom Clancy
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Movies:
Being There, Bonds (Connery, Moore, Craig), Dirty Harry, How the West Was Won, Hunt For Red October, Indiana Jones (Arc and Crusade, but not Temple, have not see Skull), Most John Wayne, October Sky, Seabiscuit, Silverado, Sleuth, Some Like It Hot, Space Cowboys, True Lies

TV:
Cannon, Columbo, CSI (LV but Miami has the most artistic cinematography on TV), Dick Van Dyke, Dragnet, Fawlty Towers, Food Network, Hart to Hart, Hawaii Five-O, Hill Street Blues, I Love Lucy, Law and Order (Of course it is on 3500 times a week), Magnum, P.I., Maverick, McCloud, MacGyver (Somehow I missed the entire series when it originally aired. I am now trying to catch up via DVD), McMillian and Wife, Monk, Murder She Wrote (Cabot Cove had a per capita murder rate that would make old Dodge City seem like a church picnic), NCIS, NYPD Blue, Perry Mason, Peter Gunn, Quincy, M.E, Rockford Files, Simon & Simon, The Streets of San Francisco, Twilight Zone
 

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At 12:08am on July 19, 2008, carole gill said…
such a fickle dame! Huh?!
I don't know--until I get a book to put up there, I'm going to be obsessed with re-decorating.
You never know what you'll find there right?!
At 7:51am on July 12, 2008, carole gill said…
Great and just swiped your music.
I love that song. the title didn't ring a bell--but it was always one of my favorites! thanks for that!
take whatever you like of mine, too.
I sometimes just go on to listen to the music and do other work--
love that song! going to listen to it again, now. thanks!
At 11:24pm on July 11, 2008, carole gill said…
okay, and thanks.
It took me a year to get my music up on it!
An entire year went by with me swiping music from others!
but just a few weeks ago, it sank in! and I did it! I was so proud of myself. It has to be mp3 format.
and then just store those songs in your Music thingy and when you choose to add music, you will then drag onto the space--those songs you wish to have on!
And remember Carole's words of wisdom:
IF I CAN BLOODY DO IT, ANYONE CAN! (smiles)
At 9:21am on July 11, 2008, carole gill said…
hi!
thanks, but how do I listen?
I don't see music on your page?
let me know, okay?
At 1:15am on May 26, 2008, D. C. Hawkins said…
I hope my name change here dosen't jar anyone. I just updated to the nom de plume I am using on the short story I am trying to sell. My first! Wish me luck.
At 9:26pm on March 11, 2008, carole gill said…
great dog!
I'm bold enough to say I'm a writer too!
Good luck and all the best!
At 12:10pm on March 4, 2008, Daniel Hatadi said…
Curt,

I'm so sorry I haven't responded to your help query. For some reason I haven't been receiving notifications of comments on that page.

I'm fairly certain that your problem would have been fixed, because I recently applied the latest set of updates to CrimeSpace.

Let me know if you're still having trouble.

Cheers,
Daniel
At 5:45am on February 24, 2008, Kitty said…
Good luck with the writing.
At 5:26am on February 23, 2008, D. C. Hawkins said…
It is indeed my dog. I always thought that she was better looking than I, so you get to see her face rather than mine.

Curt
At 4:38am on February 23, 2008, Brian L Porter said…
Curt, if that's your dog, you're a friend!

Brian

D. C. Hawkins's Discussions

How Close Can I get?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by John McFetridge Feb 20, 2013.

What Kind of Eggs are Private Eyes?
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The Mystery Place Forum
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