Concept Questions

Discussion in 'Writing & Prose' started by Grimm Hund, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. Grimm Hund

    Grimm Hund Active Member

    How does one ask for help with an idea without the same idea potentially being stolen?
     
  2. Jarren

    Jarren You can't just quote yourself! -Me

    You've gotta have a bit of trust that the person you're talking with won't steal the idea, or you can have then sign an NDA or something like it. Either way, there's no guarantee it'll prevent it. Just be careful if who you talk it over with.
     
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  3. ChapterAquila92

    ChapterAquila92 Resident Bronze Dragon Kasrkin

    Also bear in mind that ideas are ultimately a dime a dozen. Until you have something substantial based on that idea, you can't really claim it for yourself.
     
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  4. kaive

    kaive New Member

    You can always be sneaky and ask broad questions related to the idea instead. It's difficult to give an example without knowing the nature of the idea you mean. Like when you ask a friend what they think about X in stories, where X is related to what you need help with.

    I've found the more you make stuff, the less you worry about ideas being stolen. Two people can take the same idea and produce two very different works based on it. It's all in the execution. The details, style, theming, personality, focus--all of that is difficult to copy. It's an interesting topic.
     
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