Posts tagged fanfiction
Plagiarism! (or, “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up”)
June 26, 2013 | 6:41 pm
There's a story making the rounds of KBoards right now that just gets weirder the more you read about it. I started following it when I noticed this thread had been locked: UPDATE: #113 on Kindle and #70 on B&N OK, I thought. Someone went too far on self-promotion, and a moderator shut him/her down. I scrolled down the thread and discovered that this writer, who had suddenly shot up the charts, was being accused of plagiarism on Dear Author. Oops. And there was another thread on KBoards: "More author plagiarism? This time of Easy by Tammara Webber" Scrolling down the Dear Author article...
How to download properly-formatted fanfiction the easy way
February 11, 2013 | 11:00 am
Fanfiction is one of the easiest sources of free reading to track down online. I use it liberally to stretch my e-reading dollars, and if you are selective, you can find enough good writing to keep you in reading material for a long time. Traditionally, one of the downsides of fanfiction is getting the stories to your e-reader quickly, easily and well formatted. Anyone remember a little executable file called Interparse? It made converting list-serve email files into decent text documents relatively easy. I say "relatively" because a decade ago, I would occasionally spend as much time on file conversion as...