It's going to be hard to do a Twitter roundup without saying something about the recent accusations of plagiarism surrounding The Story Siren. Without "choosing sides," the girls at We Heart YA just want to say that plagiarism is wrong. In a community of readers and writers, there's nothing worse than taking someone's hard work and not crediting the source. Sharing good ideas, good posts, good writing is the best part of blogging--linking to each other's reviews and discussions is part of the deal. There's no shame in giving credit where it's due. In fact, that's the humblest and most noble thing to do. It's why we're a community.
(To be clear: communities also try to build each other up, not tear each other down. People make mistakes. Our response should be to correct, educate, forgive, and move on. Not gossip or condemn.)
Adventures in Children's Publishing gets a crown for tweeting these gems:
These gals and guys get a laugh:
These cool cats get respect:
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