084: Idea Theft

Idea Theft

Will Someone Steal Your Idea?

January 19, 2018


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Writers sometimes worry that someone will steal their idea. It's rare. If a publisher sees an idea that suits their publishing line and is executed really well, it's improbable they do anything but buy it.

But if they see an idea with amazing potential that isn't realized in the story––well, it is possible to be unethical and go looking for an author who can make that idea blossom. Still, one of the best ways to protect your idea from creative theft is to execute it well. In other words, your hard work doesn't stop at coming up with a good idea.

It begins there.

For more insight on how to execute a good idea and how copyright plays into protecting ideas, listen to the full episode.

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