My post yesterday generated a few interesting responses! Although I was writing about fear of litigation in respect of authors of fiction, it could equally apply to blog writers. Jaq points out that when mentioning product names I could use one of those little trademark symbols, you know, a little circle with an R in it. Well, as I can’t find one of those on my keyboard or in the bit of software I am using to write this, I shall just have to refrain from mentioning such products. In any case I refuse to sully my deathless prose with such symbols. I have gone back to chapter one of my book and changed a tube of ( those little chocolate button shaped sweets with coloured sugar coatings) into a packet of wine gums. My book is all the poorer for it. My bigger worry is what to do about the car that my hero drives, as it features prominently in the text and it is old and falling to bits. The company that built it cannot sue me as they no longer exist, but in case someone still owns the rights or whatever, I have decided that our hero has christened it Doris in a moment of poetic inspiration. A Minor change if you get my meaning.
I’m off now to do some
hoovering vacuum cleaning.
PS I passed the 50,000 word barrier this morning
PPS A rare political rant:
I just heard on the news that David Cameron has added another 4 million quid to the six million already promised to the Philippines. I calculate that that makes a total of a measly 16.6 p from each person in Britain. Come on we can do better than that. I mean I know we think we are hard up, but really, couldn’t we spare 50p or a quid each for those poor folks out there.