daisy_knotwise (daisy_knotwise) wrote,
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Writer's Block: Copy and paste

How would you react if you found out someone plagiarized your work and published it?

This actually happened to me in a very small way.
For a number of years I coordinated the dealers' room for one of our local conventions. I wrote the blurb for the dealers' room page for the website.

Some time later I took a look at the website for a small start-up convention in the area and I noticed that the blurb for the dealers' room sounded a little familiar.
Yup, it was my blurb with just the dates, times and prices changed. I used a rather distince, conversational style, so it was really not likely that it was coincidence.

I didn't do anything about it except mention my amusement to a few people. And when the con crashed and burned spectacularly the next year I wasn't a bit surprised.


GHR
Tags: cons, writer's block
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