Three Signs of an Amateur Writer

New to the writing community? A few things to think about.

1. Worrying about people stealing your ideas.

Plagiarism is a thing that happens. But that’s not what I’m talking about here. That is the theft of an extant work, in whole or in part, being published under somebody else’s name.

2. Plastering a copyright symbol *everywhere*.

Proviso. I am not a copyright lawyer. And I’m an American, so I’m speaking with regard to American law, which may or may not be your law. Again, I am not a copyright lawyer.

3. Using sans-serif fonts for large amounts of small text.

I’m willing to admit that this might just be a pet peeve, but I’m going to include it here, anyway.

Courtesy of SJO.

(He/They) Ninja Writer. Thespian. Queer. Essayist, poet, novelist. “In Search of Sunflowers” available on Kindle now.

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