Quoting myself

#1 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio

 I'm quoting myself from a post I put in the Andrew Robinson forum. May I do that, mods? or do I have to do a link?
 
>>Narratives about actual people who walked the earth are tricky. If the protagonist is someone like Brad Pitt or Dwight D. Eisenhower, people who are interested in the possibility of learning more about Brad or Dwight will read it. If the protagonist is someone most people have never heard of but that person DID (not talked about, but actually did) something extraordinary, people would want to read the story to track the events that led up to that formidable feat. A story about a person who most people never heard of and who never did anything particularly special will only be of interest to the people who actually knew that person. It does not have mass appeal.
 
Long ago, Kevin Eastman, the TMNT creator, told me that for years fans had been asking him at conventions why he didn't write a comic book about all the events that led to the creation of his empire. To which his answer always was (I'm paraphrasing here), "The only people who would understand or even be interested in that minutea would be the people who appeared as characters in that comic. Even (actually especially) other comic book industry professionals would find the whole thing a crushing bore."
 
What are your thoughts about writing a non-fiction story about a virtually (in the old school sense) unknown person?<<

#2 Posted by Baddamdog (2223 posts) - - Show Bio

wtf

#3 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio
@Baddamdog: 
 
LOL!
#4 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27119 posts) - - Show Bio
@Roxanne Starr: explain.
#5 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio
@.Mistress Redhead.: 
 
If I make statements in one person's forum, may I repeat them verbatim in my own?
#6 Edited by .Mistress Redhead. (27119 posts) - - Show Bio
@Roxanne Starr: so you are asking if it's ok for you to make a thread that is basically you repeating your own comment from another thread? then why is it linked to the Roxanne Starr page? or is that what your comment is about....  
 
Its fine for you to quote yourself and make threads of relevance, I was just confused as to what you were asking.. sorry 
#7 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio
@.Mistress Redhead. said:
" @Roxanne Starr: so you are asking if it's ok for you to make a thread that is basically you repeating your own comment from another thread? then why is it linked to the Roxanne Starr page? or is that what your comment is about....  "
I'm I already linked to Andrew Robinson's page? I didn't link myself. Do the mods do that?
 
I guess I'm just asking a question about forum protocol.
#8 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio

O.K. ...
 
Now that my philosophical concerns have been satisfied...

"What are your thoughts about writing a non-fiction story about a virtually (in the old school sense) unknown person?"

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