Next Noble Pen Meeting
November 5th, 2015 at 7 pm
1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
The problem of untrustworthy online reviews, often by paid reviewers, continues.
Ciuin succeeded in getting an advertising sign’s GUMS corrected.
Kelsey finished a draft of a story and started another.
Shannon’s 3rd book, Panic No More, is published.
Charley wrote material for a stand-up routine.
Robyn started a story draft.
Shakyra is outlining a story to write for NanoWriMo.
Benjamin finished early on the writing for his client.
None of us would take a large chunk of someone else’s writing and pass it off as our own. But where are the boundaries of plagiarism? This essay takes a rather firm stand (skim down to the part on fiction) but does not do a lot to clarify the line between use of common words and phrases versus being too similar to another’s work. Randy Ingermanson gives a more practical and lenient discussion. Here’s another good discussion of the blurry line.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. ~Charles Caleb Colton
Don’t worry about people stealing your … work. Worry about the day they stop. ~Jeffrey Zeldman
Thanksgiving – no meeting