I don't get out enough. Obviously.
I receive my news from blogs and online loops. And here are the top two stories of the week:
1. Miss Snark "outs" a query letter that actually NAMES the submitter and then proceeds to rip her apart. Oh, and invite others to do the same. While the letter may have been unprofessional, Miss Snark's behavior is obviously the same. Maybe she could have changed a few names or loosened the straps on her stilettos.
2. A new term emerges--"internalizing". This has somehow become the buzzword for PLAGIARIZING. Let's just call the damn thing what it is.
If you have taken another person's work and changed two adjectives and one noun in the passage, you are a CRIMINAL! Go to jail. Do not pass GO. Hie thee ass away, and don't you DARE do it again. It's a shooting offense, in my opinion.
Professionalism, people. Look it up. Practice it. And for God's sake! Be an adult. It shouldn't take a village.
3 months ago