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How not to become the victim of plagiarism

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The idea is the most valuable intellectual property. And the interesting idea requires quality protection from the plagiarism. Before we start discussing why it is not worth plagiarizing, let’s clear up what we mean by plagiarism. The word Plagiarism originated from the Latin word Plagio which means steal.

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Plagiarism, The Pits For Article Marketers

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Imagine…You have written an article and placed it on your website or submitted it to some article directories. You come across an article directory that you have yet to use, sign up as a member and submit your article. A message appears stating that an article bearing that title has already been submitted to that directory. You take a look and find that it is your article with somebody else named as the author and their links in the resource box. How would you feel?

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Did You Steal That Article? 3 Steps To Avoiding Plagiarism

We draw our inspiration from a variety of sources, so it’s logical that every now and then someone may say we swiped an article. Of course, the charge is false. Bottom line: Real article marketing pros don’t steal content, because we don’t have to.

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The Simple Facts About Plagiarism

Anyone who is a writer is concerned with plagiarism. Copyright Laws protect copyright holders from having their works plagiarized. The word plagiarism is derived from the word “kidnapper” in Latin. If a person uses another person’s words without permission, they have stolen or kidnapped something owned by somebody else. This violates copyright law. Plagiarism is a menacing word in the writing world. Crediting the author of the work will not keep someone immune from violating copyright law. Plagiarism is plagiarism.

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Plagiarism: A Case Of Copy & Paste

Whether you write for the web or a magazine it can be tempting to lift a sentence or complete thought and move it into the body of your work. After all, it seems to ft the premise you are working on and you’re facing a deadline. This is a form of stealing that is addressed often in schools across the nation when students are too tired or lazy to finish an essay using their own words.

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Getting The Most Out Of Critiques And Edits

As an author, it’s never fun to get your manuscript back with red through all of your precious words. In fact, it’s probably one of the worst moments you can have as a writer. Self-doubt can fill you and make you wonder why you ever bothered to write such poor quality stuff. But don’t fret. Just because there is a mass of red markings doesn’t mean that your work is poor quality. Other author’s are not only your best resource; they are also your best source of support.

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Querying: One Author’s Feedback On Tactical Issues

When I was functioning as that lowest of all life forms, the unpublished author, I benefited from established novelists willing to share their experiences. This article is intended to give something back, especially since my experience had some unexpected turns.

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Putting The Critics In Their Place

I once read that if you were a writer, it wasn’t enough to just write. “You must publish what you write” was the given advice. I believe that’s true and it’s great advice. But when you do that, you have to know at least three things are going to happen: 1.) Someone will like your writing. 2.) Someone will dislike your writing. 3.) Someone won’t care! If you allow all these reactions to make or break you, you’ll be on an endless emotional roller coaster ride.

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Letters to the Editor: Having Your Say

Writing a letter to your newspaper’s editor is a privilege that Americans have exercised since the early days of journalism. You need not be an expert about the topic at hand, but by adding your voice to the discussion you can help shape people’s opinions positively and constructively. Here are some tips to help you get your letter published.