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    Karl Kapplinghaus
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    Counting (on my fingers) from 2004. A certain explanation is owing. I began on this sight entering certain poems of mine under a female pseudo. Somewhere along the line after this I decided I wasn’t a writer at all and was wasting my time. I’ve had some regular experience, not pushing a pen, but with music, consisting of regular instruction, first accordian, then some piano, finally now violin. Always interested in setting poetry to music (that of Shakespeare, Keats, and others), especially for the first of these instruments, I decided to try to set my own poems to music. So you see I’ve written songs with my words, operas and operettas. A lot of this stuff is water under the bridge going out to sea I realize. Still I would like to bring this writing activity for discussion on this site. Sullivan the composer didn’t get along with Gilbert the writer. And there have been numerous other situations the same. I’m up against the music and myself. I want to see if we can get along.

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    Magic Seeker
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    Hi, Karl! Welcome back to FM. :)

    The thought that the composer may not get along with the writer – and still produce great work – is intriguing. I hope you can work it out. We’ll be here to cheer you on.

    Happy writing,
    Deb Salisbury
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    The Art of the Hoop: 1860 - 1869, Dress, Sewing, and Clothing Care Advice
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    Dead Wizard's Loot: Wizard Whitewing #1
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    Karl Kapplinghaus
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    Hi Magic Seeker

    Clearly you understand. Here’s the thing that brought me back to the site. An idea for an operetta came to me (while preparing my dinner–which came first pots and pans or inspired words I’m sure you can imagine). It’s based on characters from the syndicated comic “Blondie,” by Chic Young. The characters not the story. The story is completely original. In fact it is autobiographical. If this story exists elsewhere then that person will have lived my own life. So my question is can I enter the story here or is it a legal infringement of some kind? I’m really not sure. Right now the libretto is a sketch. Words would have to take on some sort of rhythm and that rhythm persist throughout the entire libretto. It would have to be worked on a little at a time, here, with suggestions from site members of most importance.

    I have a title and subtitle: “Blondie, or Mr. Beagle and the Rose Princess.”

    I Hope to hear from you soon about this and I thank you in advance.

    Karl

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    Magic Seeker
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    Using Blondie’s characters might be copyright infringement if you tried to publish it, but you can change the names, and I believe you’d be safe. (Note that I am NOT a lawyer!)

    You can sign up for Roving Crits and post it there. It’s a private part of the forum that outsiders can’t see. You might get some interesting feedback; just state before the work what you’d like help with.
    http://www.fmwriters.com/zoomfm/index.php/forum/critique-connection/70-sign-up-for-roving-crits

    Best of luck to you!

    Happy writing,
    Deb Salisbury
    The Mantua-Maker, Quality Historical Sewing Patterns and Books
    www.mantua-maker.com

    The Art of the Hoop: 1860 - 1869, Dress, Sewing, and Clothing Care Advice
    https://www.mantua-maker.com/a---1860s-fashion.html

    Dead Wizard's Loot: Wizard Whitewing #1
    http://www.djsalisburybooks.com/Dead-Wizard-s-Loot.html

    #246355
    bklynwriter
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    I cannot even remember when I first joined FM….my first Nanowrimo was 2001….so I KNOW it was before that!

    I see a *few* names around that are familiar. But…OMB, I cannot believe how many years have passed.

    2016 is a year of change for me, as I am essentially an empty nester, and honestly, I’m having a difficult time adjusting…..I’ve been a mom, a caregiver, for 25 years, and it seems like overnight I’ve been given the backseat. How dare my kids have a life! lol

    #246662
    Magic Seeker
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    Hi bklynwriter! Welcome back to FM!

    Hooray for having more time to write, empty nest and all.
    ROFL at your kids daring to have a life. Now you get to have one, too! :P

    Happy writing,
    Deb Salisbury
    The Mantua-Maker, Quality Historical Sewing Patterns and Books
    www.mantua-maker.com

    The Art of the Hoop: 1860 - 1869, Dress, Sewing, and Clothing Care Advice
    https://www.mantua-maker.com/a---1860s-fashion.html

    Dead Wizard's Loot: Wizard Whitewing #1
    http://www.djsalisburybooks.com/Dead-Wizard-s-Loot.html

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