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Am I legally allowed to expand someone else's short story into a novel?

For years I told a short story in my kindergarten classroom. It was written and freely shared by the writer. I rewrote the short story (2-3 pages) into a middle grade chapter book, expanding the plot, ...
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What is the best way to reword the following sentence [closed]

The sentence is: They reinforce how African-Americans used art, music, and literature to help shape their cultural identity. This sentence is explaining how the inclusion of details about Harlem ...
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Do I need copyright permission to rewrite an old classic?

I'm planning to rewrite some old classics such as "Oliver Twist", "David Copperfield", "Jane Eyre", etc. in simple English. They will be abridged adaptations (with due ...
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