It seems like the hashtag is becoming a competition between self-published writers and trade published writers, rather than what’s originally intended by the hashtag, which was to highlight the copyright issues that have been going on.
Is there a way to resolve this kind of conflict in a neat fashion? I’m tired of having to play the peace keeper role, and highlight issues where it seems like each side is accusing each other of plagiarism, when the case is almost resolved at this point.
It’s one of the reasons I hate twitter, is it always evolves into this weird witch hunts of sorts (as much as I hate the term) about anyone writing anything that isn’t strictly a novel.
A person isn’t a plagiarist, simply because they write short story collections or shorter novellas. One person was even insinuating that this was the case.
That’s not the answer to resolving cases like these.