Month: October 2018

Is it Ethical to Steal Another Writer’s Words?

“Originality is undetected plagiarism.” William Inge T.S. Elliot[1] famously said, “Mediocre writers borrow, great writers steal.” As always, he put it plainly. Ralph Waldo Emerson put it obliquely: “Commit a crime and the earth...

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Are There Ethical Norms in Fiction Writing?

“What can be said, lacks reality. Only what fails to make its way into words exists and counts.” E.M. Cicoran Ron Hansen’s[1] essay, “The Ethics of Fiction Writing,” is provocative and dead-on: “The first principle of the...

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Gary L StuartI am an author and a part-time lawyer with a focus on ethics and professional discipline. I teach creative writing and ethics to law students at Arizona State University. Read my bio.


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