Do authors hijack other’s ideas due to their better narrative?

This is an interesting question because of the way it’s worded. Authors hijack each other’s ideas all the time. Just as artists hijack each other’s ideas all the time and all creative types hijack everyone else’s ideas all the time.   The thing is, they hijack the IDEAS but they don’t hijack the way the …

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What is your motivation for writing?

  My original motivation for writing was to earn a paycheck from home doing something I enjoyed. And it worked for many years. Then Amazon turned the bricks and mortar publishing industry on its head and the magazines I wrote for went belly up and I found myself without that paycheck.   I tried other …

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THE BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD

“It’s the best thing since sliced bread.” Everyone knows that the standard of greatness against which all great things are measured is sliced bread. What you probably didn’t know (unless you live in Northwest Missouri) is that Missouri is the home of sliced bread. I’m not making this up! Of course, people have been cutting …

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WHY WE WRITE

Did you know? Written language was invented independently by the Egyptians, Sumerians, Chinese, and Mayans. ======================================================================= Which just goes to show that people from many cultures in widely differing parts of the world have felt compelled to write for a very long time. Including me, though I never realized that writing was a compulsion until …

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WRITERS MUST BE CRAZY

I definitely believe this, especially now. The thing is, I'm a writer. But: I absolutely cannot learn the technology behind internet marketing. I recently spent two days -- two whole days -- figuring out how to get a newsletter out using Mailchimp. Now, according to other writers, Mailchimp is easy to use. Takes a few …

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