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Hi, I have a passion for writing and i write poems, and a lot of articles. I have ideas and great stories that would be wonderful on screen and when i tell people about it they are always marveled. I will like to put my ideas on paper, but i don't know how to get it across to the right channel and for the right price, and also to avoid people stealing my ideas. Please i would be happy if you can help me out.

Thanks for your help

Hi Christopher,
Thanks for your question. It's a good thing that you realize you need guidance, and are seeking it.

Let's walk through your issues step by step.

The most positive thing is that you are writing poems and articles.

And it's good that you have ideas. But it's not a good practice to talk about them to other people, for two reasons:

1. Talking about your ideas saps the creative energy you need to write those ideas.
2. Talking about your ideas gives other writers the ability to use your material. Under copyright law, oral expression of ideas is not copyrightable; therefore when you talk about your ideas,you are giving them away.

To find out how to protect your work, order my book, DON'T LET ANYONE STEAL YOUR STORY, at

In order to get any work published or produced, you first need to write a quality piece of work. Then work on getting it "out there." The internet it a gold mine of information about marketing writing, so spend some time researching that topic, but spend most of your energy writing.
Best of success to you,

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I`m a credited writer on nine feature films. My latest movie, IRON ROAD, which stars Peter O'Toole and Sam Neill, opened as feature, then aired as a four-hour miniseries on network television. Sun Li, the Chinese star, won the best actress award at the Roma Fiction Fest recently. I’ve produced more than 300 episodes of television drama, including 13 episodes of Deepwater Black, and 106 episodes of Katts & Dog (Rin-Tin-Tin, K-9 Cop in the U.S.). I've answered over 1200 All Experts questions!


I've been in the business of writing and producing feature films, television series, and MOW's for over 20 years. You can check me out at this URL

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