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Need some author drama? "Novelist" plagiarises 40 books



- Cristiane Serruya never planned to plagiarise, and blames ghostwriters hired through Fiverr [pay your writers real money, ffs .red] for the "overlap" between her books and others

- Example of such overlap? Glad you asked:
“She was beautiful. A man didn’t get to be just shy of his thirtieth birthday without seeing some beautiful women, even if it was just on a movie screen. But this one, in the flesh, was one quick wow.”
versus (Serruya's): “She was beautiful. A man didn’t get to be just shy of his thirty-seventh birthday without seeing some beautiful women, even if it was just on a movie screen. But that was not the case with Ludwig, who’d had more than his share of extraordinarily beautiful women. But this woman, in the flesh, was superlative.”

- Nora Roberts, no stranger to putting authors in their place, sued Serruya last week, saying she recognises material from ten of her books in Serruya's 'writings'.

- For more info/schadenfreude: #CopyPasteCris on Twitter

Source

ONTD, when was the last time your work accidentally overlapped at least forty other productions?
Tags: books / authors, scandal, slow news day
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