aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,
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When is it plagarism?

I'm very interested in the topic of plagarism. In fact, I'm writing an article for The Writer magazine on what writers should steal.

Ian McEwan has been charged with plagarism after London's The Mail on Sunday poined out to similarities between several passages in “Atonement,” and “No Time for Romance,” the autobiography of the romance novelist Lucilla Andrews, who died in October.

Dozens of authors have sent in letters of support. I agree. When you write about somthing you do research, and that research makes its way into your work. McEwan has always acknowledged that he used the book for its period detail.

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