It’s flattering but insulting when someone thinks that something you wrote was written by someone else.
I like creating my own content and writing my own words. I don’t like copying others or stealing intellectual property.
When I use work that isn’t my own, I cite it. I give full credit. As a creator myself, I respect creators and their creations.
I shall go nurse my wounds since I’m flattered and insulted right now. Don’t mind me.
Also to all my American friends, Happy Thanksgiving!
Thank you everyone for continuing to put up with me.
Regardless of whether you’re a writer or not, I take you more seriously if…
- You use proper grammar.
- You spell words correctly.
- You aren’t cursing every other sentence.
- You know how to punctuate.
- You read over your work several times.
- You don’t blame auto-correct.
- You ensure words mean what you intend them to mean.
- You write without stealing, copying, or plagiarizing from others.
I’m frustrated and infuriated with several people who decided to copy, steal, and plagiarize my ideas.
If you’re going to use somebody else’s ideas, give them credit. If you can’t give them credit, don’t use their idea.
Don’t claim it as your own.
That’s just wrong.
See I’m okay with people being inspired by others or learning from them. In fact, I am all for it.
Individuals who think it is okay to copy and paste are my problem. It should be obvious that changing one word does not make the idea yours. Changing one word or one line does not magically make you the creator of the work.
To me, the worst kind of stealing is stealing intellectual property.
I guess these imbeciles want to deal with the wrath of a writer. As well as the wrath of someone who has dreamed of being an IP lawyer.
For the aspiring writers and lawyers out there: if you are a lawyer and you catch a writer doing any one of these (with the exception of maybe number 5) congratulations to you, if you are a writer caught doing any one of these (especially number 5) you should really know better.
5 simple laws no writer, lawyer, or person should ever break in their life.
- Lying. As a writer, your job is to report, write, and speak the truth.
- Cheating. Taking the easiest path usually guarantees failure.
- Stealing. Corrodes your credibility. Diminishes your readership. Enough said.
- Corrupting morals. It is a rarely used charge for a reason.
- Procrastinating. Technically this isn’t a law but while it may be fun for a while you’re only screwing yourself in the end.