There are a lot of websites and forums that offer help to writers online - including stack exchange. I've started writing several books, but haven't completed any of them. I believe that my story ideas are unique and interesting, and think it would be worthwhile to seek help from fellow writers online.
Is it safe to share details of my stories without worrying that some other writers, desperate for an idea might steal them? Is anything I post online legally my property, or am I consciously giving away ideas to other people?
I know this might sound a little paranoid, but my books (though not finished) are personal treasures to me and I would be aghast to see someone else run off with them.