sundry thoughts

An article on plagiarism, written by fantasy author, Mercedes Lackey.  I actually linked to this before, back in August of 2004 after meeting the author at a convention.  However, it seems appropriate this week.  Here’s one opinion piece where the author suggests Kaavya Viswanathan might be an innocent bystander.  If you haven’t yet seen the actual quotes, here’s the original Harvard Crimson article.  If innocent, one feels sorry for the author, as she will have a difficult time getting people to believe her.

We’re nearing the end of this year’s pilot season.  The Hollywood Reporter says, “Nearly 100 comedies and dramas are in contention next month for a dwindling number of time slots on five networks.”  It lists the pilots in contention for each network.  A few SF/Fantasy concepts among them.

It’s good to have a few tricks up your sleeve.