Fiction Writing, Reading, Writers

Copyright, Stolen Work, and Angry Authors

Quote from Nora's blog post: "I apologize to no one for standing up for my work, or for standing up for any writer whose work is stolen. Any writer who thinks plagiarism is no big deal earns my disgust."

If you keep up with Writer Twitter (the area of twitter posts dominated by #amwriting and similar hashtags) you know about the latest upset about a Kindle author who plagiarized a whole group of romance writers, and used ghost writers to whack the stolen passages into a single (bad) book. Or more than one book, I lost track after a while.

The indomitable Nora Roberts has an excellent post on her views about both the ghost writing and the stolen text, and it’s well worth reading.

Nora’s Post.

Quote from Nora's blog post: "I apologize to no one for standing up for my work, or for standing up for any writer whose work is stolen. Any writer who thinks plagiarism is no big deal earns my disgust."
Nora’s comment about writing and plagiarism.