Eva Langston on copycat works and stealing from the greats…
It has recently come to my attention that a famous celebrity stole my idea for a novel.
Okay, that’s not exactly true. It’s not like the celebrity snuck into my house at night and downloaded my manuscript off my computer. In all likelihood, he doesn’t even know I exist.
What happened is that he wrote a book that sounds awfully similar to the book I wrote — the book my agent is currently trying to get published. What sucks is that the celebrity got his published first. Now it’s going to look like I’m copying him.
And I would tell you who this celebrity is, but now I’m sort of worried that you’ll steal the idea, too.
When I was in high school, I used to make mix tapes for everyone — friends, family, even some of my teachers. When I made mix tapes for my dad, he would…
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