This might be useful to students as they get ready to go back to school.
Load up your scholarly ninja bag with some tips and tricks on getting more out of google!
Also, a couple of tricks to hack the youtube videos so you can download them or mp3-ize them in case you do not already know.
For teaching: how to find things out
mggardner said: When you are writing in someone else's world, what kinds of restrictions or guidelines do you have to work with? For example, in Spock's World, you created the history of Vulcan, and even formed the basis for the philosophies of Surak. Did you have any guidance from Paramount or Mr. Roddenberry? Dr. McCoy's debate in the referendum is one of my favorite scenes.
tl;dr version: No guidance whatsoever. I made it all up. (While stealing whatever I needed for the job.) :)
…And now the details:
There are normally quite a lot of restrictions, varying widely from company to company and licensor to licensor. Sometimes you find out about these along the way: sometimes they’re set out for you in contract or in discussion with your editors or the licensors. There’s no way to even begin listing what they might look like, as they’d normally differ so widely. (Though "FFS Don’t Kill The Main Characters!" would probably be one, at least in the ST novel universe, after Vonda McIntyre scared Simon & Schuster’s editorial staff half out of their wits with The Entropy Effect.)
(Under the cut: hardball, the School of Hard Knocks, corruption, Surak, Star Trek the New Movie, and crying havoc and unleashing Dr. McCoy)
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