The Hat Trick – (The Writing Trick That Helps Me)

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)

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A Higher Loyalty

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

[LET’S CHAT] The Fine Line Between Plagiarism and Inspiration

A great post by The Well-Thumbed Reader. I urge you to visit the site as there are many informative posts.

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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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