Writing Books/Plagiarism?

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QUESTION: So if I reworded it and ind of changed the structure,it's not plagiarism?
Though it's the same idea?

ANSWER: right...

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QUESTION: So I should be fine?

ANSWER: Yes...

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QUESTION: But another expert told me that if it is the same idea even though it's reworded,it's still considered plagiarism,is that true?

Answer
that depends on a lot of things... for example if you are doing an "educational" paper...you can borrow up to 500 words from an expert with no problems...

I also gather that this is a school paper and not one for publication...so...go for it..and don't worry so much.

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Sue Viders

Expertise

I can answer various questions about how to create characters for fiction writers.

Experience

Two published books, Heroes and Heroines, and Ten Steps to Creating a Memorable Character, plus years of teaching both on-site and on-line

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Several national magazines...had monthly columns

Education/Credentials
BFA

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