First we had one after another journalist making up stories.
Then came James Frey.
Now we have Kaavya Viswanathan at Harvard, who has admitted to plagerising parts of her novel from two of another writer.
What is going on? If you can’t write a story or memoir or novel by yourself then perhaps you’re in the wrong career. Writing should be an internal process that is original.
- Preceding all others in time; first.
- Not derived from something else; fresh and unusual: an original play, not an adaptation.
- Productive of new things or new ideas; inventive: an original mind.
Is that so hard to understand?
The mind boggles.