Check out the quote below. Don’t you just love it! The topic is plagiarism, one most of us know something about. Not that I suspect any of you of plagiarism, but I do suspect most of you have been victims of it.
I guess if we have had our work stolen it is a form of flattery, but in this case I would rather not be flattered, and I’m with Mr. Smith when he says he simply will not take work from another writer. I have nothing but disrespect for anyone who does that.
Yesterday I had a most wonderful surprise. The editor of an online newspaper asked my permission to print one of my articles. That’s right, he asked my permission, and I gladly gave it to him, and then I told him how much I appreciated him for taking the proper steps before printing the article. He got the article he wanted; I got a byline and exposure; we both won!
Have pride in your work. Even if you do SEO content work for others, do your research but do not copy word for word. The English language is filled with words that can be used in new phrases so you don’t have to copy the work of others. You can borrow ideas but make the writing your own.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“I’d rather be caught holding up a bank than stealing so much as a two-word phrase from another writer.”~Jack Smith
I think that about says it all. Why copy someone else’s work when yours might be better with a little effort?
TIP OF THE DAY
If you don’t own a thesaurus then why don’t you? If you don’t use an online thesaurus then why don’t you? These are tools of the trade that will help you greatly as a writer. None of us has an all-encompassing vocabulary, so use the tools that are readily available to you.
BOOK OF THE DAY
That’s right, it’s the Webster’s Thesaurus, online version, and you can find it here.
PROMPT OF THE DAY
I love this picture. I hope it gives you the inspiration you need to move forward and dazzle the world.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
Tomorrow might just be your day. I received an email this morning from a writer friend who recently had an article purchased and she was so excited. She had been laboring for months with no recognition and was feeling dejected, and then suddenly she received the good news.
Tomorrow just might be your day, so keep writing and keep submitting and never give up.
SUGGESTION OF THE DAY
I am going to keep saying this until you all hear me and act on it…..find your niche and then pound it home. Establish yourself as an expert in your field and then build your platform. Do you have a tagline yet? Do you even have a niche? If not I fear you are missing the boat, and who knows when that vessel will come back to your port?
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND
Yes, it is Friday and yes, I am excited and no, I will not be doing any writing this weekend. Stick a fork in me because I am done.
Remember that starting next week this blog will appear on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, thus hopefully freeing me up to accomplish some other things on my to do list.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend my friends, and thank you for your support.
“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”