A Breakdown of the Bad Art FriendOct 12, 2021
"Bad Art Friend" is a story that ran in the New York Times last week and it has the publishing world abuzz in a way only the publishing world can be. I'll save you the summary because you can just go read it yourself but the long and the short comes down to three questions:
1) Who comes off worse, Dawn Dorland or Sonya Larson?
2) Who doesn't in a teeny way relate to Dawn (even if our actions wouldn't be the same as hers)?
but ultimately, and most relevantly if you're a writer...
3) If someone lifts another person's Facebook post, should that be considered plagiarism?
There's also a fourth question, from cynical old me: How much will they sell the movie rights for and will the two of them even be able to come to an agreement where they can tolerate splitting the rights?
I broke down my thoughts about this controversy, including some commentary from a meeting I had with the Inner Circle today, as well as a thought taken from Larz Marie's Sexy Unique Podcast, as well as complete paranoia over ever saying anything without crediting the original source, in this episode.
Who's side are you on?
Can I Get Sued for Writing About Someone?
How Do I Get My Book Made Into a Movie?