Thursday, January 16, 2014

Be a Tree. Don’t be a Mistletoe.

Mistletoe attaches to and penetrates the branches of a tree or shrub to absorb water and nutrients from a host plant. The host plant is just fine and dandy on its own, but the mistletoe cannot survive without a stronger, sturdier tree.
Be a tree. Don’t be a mistletoe.
I’m really not the high horse riding sort, but in some instances, the high horse and the high road are the only way to travel.
Case in point, if you are going to “deconstruct” a popular author’s work, mimic her cover art and write a how-to book on writing and selling western romance novels, you should, at the very least, acknowledge the “host” author.

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