by syaffolee

My Ghostwriter Ate My Homework

I know, even I am not immune to watching train wrecks.

I’ve been following a plagiarism case discussed over at Dear Author and Making Light. In a way, it’s kind of weird and mind-boggling. And considering the reactions of the person caught red-handed (or rather the person who paid the ghostwriter who did the ripping-off), I have little sympathy. I don’t like the idea of ghostwriting in the first place–passing off someone else’s work as your own is unethical. The only people who deserve to have their name in print are those people who have written the book themselves.