Is it possible to "steal" the idea? Is it safe to send to the editor your ideas? What if the idea is still stolen?
Future authors share horror stories: once they sent three ideas to the editor, and — Oh, horror! — a month later found his subject in the next room.
Some get disappointed and cease anything at all to think of others hope that their "masterpiece" about zakladow friend is the most original thing to which it is impossible to guess.
Aside authors who already have publishing. They can be divided into two groups. Some comfort themselves that at least their ideas and get others "unworthy", his name on a glossy page of your favorite magazine they saw. The second category (rare, I think) just Knows.
Knows that other people's ideas are so uselessthat not even worth the bother if suddenly buy a glossy magazine and see your idea. They understand that the idea is just a thought that could come to mind at the same time five hundred potential authors. And the more minds visits the idea, the faster it will appear on the pages of gloss.
Early in his career in glossy journalism, I was sure that Cosmo stole my idea about men householders. Sent the synopsis, and in two rooms you see, young daddy tell you that he has decided to stay at home while wives go to work. Naturally, I was upset. And not only because the text was not written by me. I was afraid to be disappointed in your favorite magazine.
Had the audacity and asked the editor, what's the matter. Delicate Tanya Ezhov explained that I proposed to consider the phenomenon as such, but another author — that is to collect stories. But more than that — when I sent the synopsis, other text has already been written and even edited! Magazine something ready in a few months.
I won't claim that all revisions honest, as sellers, seller discounts. So I would very much like to know your opinion. You personally experienced withdrawal ideas? What do you think about this? What advice would you give to authors who thinkthat their idea was stolen? Is it possible to somehow protect themselves from such?
In the next post I'll share my thoughts on the subject, what if the idea is still taken away.
Natalia Zhilyakova, School authors gloss