Plagiarism and You – How to Respond When You are Plagiarized

I pretty much exclusively write, and pay attention to, genre fiction. I’m a proud resident of Genretopia, and don’t look outside of my own little subset very often. However, today when I hopped on Twitter, I came across #copypastecris, and discovered that someone had committed the absolute worst crime possible for writers over in Romanceland. …

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When Plot Holes Don’t Matter

The sheriff’s intervention comes under the heading of what we have discussed many times before: “Why don’t they go to the police?” I’ve always replied, “They don’t go to the police because it’s dull.” -Alfred Hitchcock, Hitchcock by Truffaut: The Definitive Study of Alfred Hitchcock This quote is from a 1965 interview of Alfred Hitchcock, …

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Opportunity Was Everything Great About Humanity

“My battery is low, and it’s getting dark.” This was the final message from the Opportunity Mars rover, caught in a massive Martian dust storm. Eight months later, NASA has declared the rover officially ‘deceased.’ You probably already know this - the internet has kind of been exploding with it ever since it happened. I …

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How to Survive a Superhero Movie – As a Bystander

Good morning! You’ve woken up in a superhero universe. You might be thinking this is exciting news, and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of your newfound super powers so you can begin a life of fighting against (or for) the forces of Evil. Well, I regret to inform you that waking up in a superhero …

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Why You Should Give Up Sex and Devote Your Life to The Elder Gods

SinderElf decided to play with the clickbait title generator and came up with a list of Fantasy article titles and challenged other bloggers to write articles for the titles. I saw “Why You Should Give Up Sex and Devote Your Life to The Elder Gods” on the list and could not resist to the urge …

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How to Go Broke While Writing (A Satirical Approach to Financial Advice)

Doing a rerun post this week, the first part of my favorite series of posts so far. You can find part two here and part three here. --- When I first decided I wanted to become a serious author, I’ll freely admit I lost myself for a time in dreams of money and financial independence …

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