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New Writers, Why It’s Okay To ‘Steal’ From Others

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Ideas aren’t original.

It’s been a long time since I thought someone on Medium stole my content idea.

Nevertheless, I see many writers complaining about plagiarism.

Recently, a fellow author blocked me because she thought I stole one of her ideas.

I did not.

But a few months ago I thought the same of a fellow writer friend.

Here’s the tough love I’ve learned from the dispute:

It’s a total myth that ideas are original.

Some of the biggest artists themselves such as David Bowie refer to their work as ‘stealing’ and that’s so smart.

Ideas really aren’t original!

Create what you like to read on Medium and ‘steal’ from others.

Lots of new writers tell me they want to create ‘original’ content.

It really doesn’t have to be that difficult.

Make it authentic to you and your situation and you’re golden!

Go for anything you want!


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