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What to Do If You’re a Victim of Plagiarism

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A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece about how to protect yourself against accusations of plagiarism. Today I want to look at what you should do if you are the victim of plagiarism. Imagine this: You’re trawling the internet one day and you see one of your articles or blog posts posted on another …

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14 Ways to Avoid Being Accused of Plagiarism

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This week, The Guardian ran a story about a prolific romance writer who has been revealed as a plagiarist. She took another author’s M/F romance novel and “rewrote” it almost exactly word for word, only changing the relationship to M/M. She apparently tried to take advantage of the fact that there is very little crossover …

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Unethical Writing Jobs

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When you’re just starting out as a freelance writer, it’s tempting to take any job you can get your hands on, especially if it pays well. However, not every job is good for your career, or your soul. There are some jobs that are simply unethical. Even if you go into a job with the …

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Liar, Liar. Fine For a Movie, But Not For Writers

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It’s funny that a profession that often prides itself on telling the truth is tainted by more than a few liars. Journalists often claim to pursue the truth at all costs. Non-fiction writers are, by definition, supposed to be writing the truth. Fiction writers spout off about finding “the truth” in their stories. Almost every …