I realize it's been a long time since I asked you a What? Monday question, but I just plain ran out of questions for a while. Then recently I was reading this post by Gina Gao, who blogs at Modern World.
Gina is a student, and she's had a couple of experiences with other students plagiarizing her work, including an older law student who stole her writing!
Gina's post got me wondering about our writing, especially related to the blogosphere, so here are the What? Monday questions:
Has anyone ever stolen your writing or your ideas? If so, what did you do about it?
As far as I know, no one has ever copied my writing. Occasionally, I'll pick up on another blogger's idea and run with it, but I give credit where credit is due.
For example, when Samson the Samoyed, who sometimes blogs with his mom Inger at Desert Canyon Living, called his girlfriend Gracie a bitch because he found out that bitch means a female dog, Franklin thought it was funny when he posted on my blog to say that I'm Elvis Aaron Schwarz's bitch. If I recall correctly, though, we attributed the joke to Inger and Samson on at least two occasions.
Now, how about you? Has anyone ever stolen your writing or your ideas? If so, what did you do about it?
I'd also like to encourage you to follow Gina at Modern World. She's intelligent and writes very well. If you're young, then you'll relate to her. Those of you who have kids in the young adult range may learn something from her about those difficult to fathom people living with you or dropping by with their laundry who used to be your children, and we old folks can keep up to date with Gina.
And we have a bit of happy business today. Our beloved Nicki Elson, who blogs at Nicki Elson's Not So Deep Thoughts, has a new book coming out on March 26th. It's called Divine Temptation. The big cover reveal is today at Michael Di Gesu's In Time... blog!
Well, I already went to his blog and grabbed the cover so you could see it.
Nicki! I'm so excited for you! The book looks very tempting.
Infinities of love,