Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Hypothetical

In the course of doing research for an article, you come across a piece in which the author, Ms X, cites a source you’d like to use. You tweak her language, i.e. paraphrase her paraphrases, and omit any reference to Ms X. Thus you make it appear that this is your own work.

Is this plagiarism? I vote yes...

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

A Recent Conversation with PJ Nunn

Here's an excerpt from my recent conversation with PJ Nunn over at Bookbrowsing.  Join us there if you'd like to read more.

PJ: Writing new material, rewriting, submitting new work, waiting, promoting published work…the list is large. How do you manage to divvy up your time to give adequate attention to all needed areas?

Anita: Here are my personal rules for hanging onto my sanity. Put the writing first; develop a tolerance for weeds and dust; no Internet, including email, before three p.m. Do I follow these rules religiously? Take a guess.