Would you keep the “scrap paper” from a project? ?
For example, if you make a poem and write down everything and then organize it into a poem, would you keep the “sketch sheet” in case anyone tries to accuse you of stealing or plagiarism...?
- Lapiz DominoesLv 73 weeks agoFavourite answer
Since many inspirations haved arrive
when I have been on the hoof, so to speak,
I often jotted down some lines upon whatever scraps of paper are around
then I have stashed them until they could be developed.
It is not about plagiarism, but about the muse.
A time ago, putting some here ending with the date
was a form a form of copyright
but it seems no longer to be in vogue.
It might depend upon whether I am into a specific scrap or otherwise.
Plus, you can have stuff on a flash-frive
which you post to yourself or to a trusted ally
which remains unopened,
thereby, if you see (extracts of) your poem
you have proof of copyright .
- Josh AlfredLv 53 weeks ago
That's how I usually do it.
- SpeedLv 73 weeks ago
It can't hurt to have a file folder of earlier drafts, although I have no feel for how often plagiarism charges come up in poetry.