>In any case thanks for sharing and good luck with your writing efforts!
Thanks for the critiques. Those aren't things I would have noticed on my own.
>I was apprehensive at first because it was prehistoric fiction which is prone to retrojection
This always bothers me with historical fiction, and trying to create historical fiction that avoids this is one of my main motivations. I'm glad it worked out.>>15685
You should automatically hold copyright over everything you create, unless you stupidly sign it away. I think some websites that host writing can do this, but the one I'm using now (Wattpad) let's you specify what the copyright is on each thing you publish, including all rights reserved. I suppose they could still steal what I wrote, I haven't read their terms of service, but that would A. lose them a lot of their writers, and B. possibly not hold up in court, given that they make it seem quite clear that you can reserve all of your rights.
As for the wider world, if someone tries to steal your shit from Amazon and publish it for themselves, you will have all of the original files on your computer, as well as proof of the initial publishing on Amazon's servers. The kind of people with the money to steal your shit and lawyer up as a way to short-circuit the legal process are also the kind of people who could just pay you to write for them, or enter into a publishing deal. And if it's just some bum from Albania with no money or connections, you can probably get him kicked off of any reputable website rather easily.