Writing about Drugs: A Resource


***DISCLAIMER: I do promote the use of illegal drugs in anyway, nor the abuse of prescription drugs. Addiction is a serious issue and can ruin peoples lives. If you or someone you know has gone through this, my heart honestly goes out to you. This article is no way meant to be insensitive to those very really issues. This guide is ONLY FOR WRITERS who wish to honestly portray events in their work.

So you have drug use in your story. I am in no way versed in this particular category so I had my hands full with research. After much digging, I have built this particular reference that may also be helpful for other writers. Here are a couple of things to know (if you don’t have experience yourself):

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Using Music in Writing: Just the Basics


Music is unquestionably very powerful. It can remind us of past times, contributes to mood, and even helps build our characters (the old show vs tell). However, using other’s work can be iffy at best, and for most of us, buying the rights isn’t a financial option. Editors, so I have read, also get pretty nervous around using published songs in writing (even legal aspects), so that’s something to keep in mind when sending your manuscript out!

So what are your options?

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