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    Thumbs down Terrell Mims University

    This weekend, I got an e-mail that went to myself and several other writers (all blind copied for privacy). Another writer was warning us that one or more of our articles had been copied by a "writer" named Terrell Mims, through a blog called Terrell Mims University. He also linked to an article about Mims here:
    http://www.holytaco.com/learn-to-wri...ms-plagiarist/

    He included links to the articles plus Google cache links. By the time I followed the link, there was a message that the blog was no longer available and "The authors have deleted this blog." I think that's using the term "author" loosely myself.

    I read the cached version, and sure enough, he stole my article. He made a few minor changes. For example, he added something about the Dark Knight and changed "Have you ever read a romance novel where..." to "Have you ever seen a movie where..." But he even used my headings!

    Besides my Writing-World.com article, the site stole content from Cracked.com and About.com. So keep an eye out for your articles in case they have been stolen, too. And let's look out in case he comes back again (as I'm sure he will).

    Oh, and the owner was charging people for his online writing workshops.
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    Sheesh. Sometimes I'm ashamed to be the same species as other people, you know?

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