Category Archives: Bad Author Behavior

Author Committing Plagiarism

Author Shey Stahl was accused of plagiarism. She apparently lifted whole sections of her book from Twilight fan fiction.

Read the full thread here: http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=278073

Plagiarism is never all right, and in this digital age, people are sure to find out.

Why authors shouldn’t respond to reviews

It’s been said time and time again, not just by reviewers, but also by authors themselves: authors should not respond to reviews.

A simple “thank you” is all right, but once an author starts responding to bad reviews, then it’s no longer fun and games.

A recent example of “bad author behavior” can be found here, on a review of “Burnt Norton”, the latest novel of author Caroline Sandon.