Stealing Ideas

It’s been said that professional writers don’t worry about other writers stealing their ideas.  I’m sure it doesn’t happen often, but it’s gotta happen sometimes, right?  Because, everything’s a remix, after all.  That is, there are very few new ideas


What does it mean for a writer to fail?  It could mean several things.  It might mean a simple failure to communicate.  The words become garbled, or overly-complicated, and the reader fails to understand, or worse, receives a completely different message than the