It seems that the phenomenon largely affects authors writing in the most popular genres of both fiction and non-fiction like romance novelists or food writers. But I know poets have also been the victims of what amounts to brazen theft and while I worry for all honest fellow writers, I must consider my own position. Few people have either the financial means or even the opportunity to sue their rivals. What could I do, I wonder, if something like this ever happened to me? I sincerely hope - while I continue to edit my collection of micro stories for potential publication - that I never have to find out!
© Natalie Wood (22 June 2016)