How I Plagiarized a Story and Thought the Work Was Mine

A cautionary tale for self-taught writers and highly sensitive people who work online.

Shannon Ashley
Dec 4 · 5 min read

"The courage to be happy also includes the courage to be disliked. When you have gained that courage, your interpersonal relationships will all at once change into things of lightness."

- Ichiro Kishimi

I once read a story by Tom Kuegler where he talked about getting attacked by someone online. Tom said something about how it was a frustrating time and his response to the whole ordeal was to write weird blog posts about it. He warned the rest of us to be more careful.






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Single mama, fulltime writer, exvangelical. It's not about being flawless, it's about being honest. Top Writer. shannon.ashley.medium@gmail.com

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We're confused twenty-somethings. We dish on our post-grad blues, successes, failures, and everyday life right here. Featuring topics related to work, relationships, travel, finances, and so much more.

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