How to keep your ideas from being stolen


“How do I keep people from stealing my ideas?” This is probably a very common question among writers. Unfortunately, there’s no way to keep people from stealing your ideas if they set out to do so. The most you can do is take precautions to prove that they’re a thief once the ideas are stolen.

When I say “thief,” what I really mean is that they’ve violated your ideas by plagiarizing them. That means, they copied your idea, and is selling it as their own without giving you a bit of credit. So, how do you go about stopping this from happening?

There are two ways: the easy, and the hard way. We’ll start with the hard way first.

The hard way involves registering every book you’ve written at the Library of Congress and having it registered for a fee. This is what publishers do to make sure an idea they’ve bought the rights to doesn’t…

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