Today I'd like to do something a little different. Instead of posting yet another blog on the writing tips that have been covered by everyone, how about a quiz. The following questions all have something to do with authors, most of who we know well. Read the questions carefully, some of the answers might surprise … Continue reading Fun Writer’s Quiz – Test Your Knowledge
I read a blog post today (by Ali Luke) that claimed to have 10 writing tips and tricks you hadn’t heard before. I’m not here to debate whether her claim is accurate. I’m here to add one to it. I recently put aside the third book in a series to begin working on an idea … Continue reading The Hat Trick – (The Writing Trick That Helps Me)
If you keep up with the news you've probably heard about the book by James Comey, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, set for release tomorrow, April 17th. From Amazon: In his forthcoming book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past … Continue reading A Higher Loyalty
So you wrote a book. Now what? Do you need an agent? An editor? Can you submit directly to a publisher? What's the difference between a query and a submission and which should you send? There are a ton of questions once you've finished writing your book and The Writer's Market can answer them. Rather … Continue reading Writer’s Market 2018
I read roughly 3-4 books a week. I used to review most of what I read, but I no longer have the time. I've thought about keeping a reading journal and simply putting out an end-of-year statement. It would probably be easier. Although still an avid reader, what has changed is my reading preferences. As … Continue reading The Devil All the Time
I'm back! Actually, I haven't gone anywhere, I simply haven't been posting reviews. Not that I haven't been reading - I'm never not reading - I haven't been reading anything that moved me enough to lend time to a review. Until today. Synopsis: Sutton and Ethan Montclair's idyllic life is not as it appears. They … Continue reading Lie To Me, by J.T. Ellison
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As bloggers, we all worry about plagiarism.
Whether we’ve accidentally plagiarized someone, whether taking this photo or that photo is stealing, whether someone’s blog design can be similar or stolen, whether having the same blog post ideas near the same time is weird, whether bloggers can truly be original. It’s very confusing, and I don’t think we talk about it often, so let’s talk about it: how fine a line is there between plagiarism and inspiration?
(Also, a brief hello to the 160+ blog followers I gained yesterday (and is still going steady)! I’m still a bit floored at how much my notifications were blowing up after getting featured on WordPress’s Discover page, and I feel slightly intimidated, but oh so thankful!)
I think we as bloggers are always a bit uneasy when it comes to plagiarism. Most of us have been taught outside of blogging that plagiarism is a…
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