Fighting and Surviving Plagiarism

Hello Everyone,

It sounds funny now, as I write it.

This plagiarism thing is happening at such a frequent basis that every few days, I find myself writing notes more than the updates – One note about how this stupid thing happened, followed by another note saying – “Thank you for your love and support. It means a lot to me!”

It is seriously embarrassing.

First I wondered – why me? Always. Then, I went to the root of it and realised that actually, it doesn’t happen just with me. It happens with a LOT of writers. Some get to know of it. Some don’t. When someone points out a plagiarist, other writers check her out and are there for a shock that they have been stealing stories from them too.

I’m just the lucky one who gets to know it fast. Heartfelt thanks to all the vigilant readers who inform me in time.

I’m yet to understand why people do it, even after knowing that lies have no base. It has to wither away. How much can you copy?? Someday it will be caught. That day all readers, all appreciation will be lost, account deactivated/suspended, stories taken down and maybe, you will end up facing a lawsuit.

Only, originality and hard work stays!! An original writer will go on writing one hundred stories and more. A plagiarist will never be able to do that without getting caught. So my sincere advice to all those who still think that it is okay to copy things from here and there to make up a story that will be loved and appreciated, you are craving love for something that you don’t own. It will never be loyal to you. It will ditch you, expose you and leave you alone, humiliated and insulted, lonely and depressed.

Create something fruitful and bask in it’s glory for years because even when there is no one to read, you have one loyal reader and that is – YOU! Stay faithful to yourself, at least!

To all my readers – Once again, thank you for standing beside me and supporting me. I remember each and every person who extends a hand of support and trust me when I say that you can count on me for any help or support. God knows, how many more battles we have to fight. But I’m not scared. As long as I have the support of people who love me and my work.

Don’t worry about me. I’m doing fine. If anyone thinks that these blows will knock me down and make me stop writing, they have underestimated me. I’m stronger than that.

The harder the blow, the stronger the survivor – is my policy to sustain hardships!

And, I’m very much here!!

The following piece is for all those who are not on twitter and instagram – I posted it last week. I’m not very regular at social media, but I do check DMs once a day at twitter, insta and wattpad and post few lines when I write something new…

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Thanks again.

Take care. Lots of love.

Keep smiling… for you never know who counts on your smile to make his day!!

PS – I will hopefully update all of my stories today and will follow the schedule from next week.

59 Comments Add yours

  1. Rosann says:

    Idk y WordPress is crashing that I’m unable to read

  2. Rosann says:

    Finally I’m having time to read all ur updates and I’m happy now ur coming out with a bang to all the hurdles and yes we r with u.. 😘😘

  3. Dedeepya Daparthi says:

    Done

  4. Priya says:

    Such an thought provoking note for everyone…It’s really annoying to know how they feel to copy stories so easily..It’s hard work of the writers like you who have put your heart and soul into it…This plagiarism is really affecting the loyal readers when their writers get disturbed…So please whoever thinks of copying others hard work just put a thought to it before stealing others work…It’s like a precious thing for them..Please don’t take it for granted…manita di you are special..Please don’t get affected by these kind of shitty people who want to affect you ..You inspire us as always and as we fight our problems day n out as you do…So please stay in the positive frame of mind and don’t get th to shatter you in anyways or any means…Please…Your happiness means a lot to us and we will support you in all ways.. Thankyou..

  5. Tanvie says:

    Please update beyond every border soon. And take care Di.🌼

  6. Yogita says:

    We are always with uh di..! & ur story give us that kind of peace nd happiness 😁❀ u r great writerπŸ‘

  7. Heaven to hell says:

    That’s good to know that you are ok… You are hero…

  8. rajirath says:

    There is always good and bad in everything.. but good always will prevail.
    Glad to see your msges..i wish you the very best Manita.

    1. manitavb says:

      Thank you. Your wishes make me stronger

  9. Pavani says:

    People steal your work because you are an amazing writer di and those copycats doesn’t have any job other than stealing others hardwork.I just hope that u don’t face this problem again.

    1. manitavb says:

      Thanks for the prayer. I hope so too…

  10. N says:

    we’ve your backπŸ’•

    1. manitavb says:

      Thank you. Means so much.

  11. roselein mandala says:

    That’s like my boo .. all the love to you πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ€—

    1. manitavb says:

      All the love returned multiple times to you!

  12. weirdfascinations says:

    This is the sole reason why you are my favourite writer! And the poem is great, loved it!

    1. manitavb says:

      Thank you sweetheart πŸ™‚

  13. Uzma Khan says:

    Defaulters are always there. NO matter how many platforms you, how tight privacy and security you implement, the betrayal always comes from the most closed or rather i should say disguised one. Nevertheless, you suffered, survived, stood up and chose to start all over again, That is the spirit and a tight slap to all those cowards who knew nothing but cheating. I am glad that you are continuing with your work despite all the mess and fuss you’ve gone through, this needs courage. Just a random advise, “Don’t let them influence you and make them more jealous cause if others are getting jealous from your work , then you are on the right path .” I hardly comment on your stories, But i love them all and i love the way you write. Keep it up πŸ™‚

    1. manitavb says:

      Thank you Uzma.
      I agree with you that the perpetrators are always there. They copy even published books so we can just imagine how low their self esteem is.

      Thanks for the words of support. They are the best form of motivation a writer can get. Stay blessed.

  14. Srija says:

    Ur this quality of not giving up on things after happening for many times.. makes me inspired.. u still stay strong .. setting an example for what a strong woman is.. a huge respect for that .. u r not only a good writer but a strong personality as well.. so proud that I found ur stories n reading them.. n also getting inspired from you… I know I won’t comment on ur posts of stories.. coz I really can’t understand what to text except for texting some superlatives .. I’m really bad at expressing my views… But I do like them really… Loads of love ..

    1. manitavb says:

      Thank you for liking my stories and reading them.
      It’s okay if you don’t comment regularly. I understand that sometimes people are busy and sometimes, they don’t know what to write.
      It is more than enough for me that you wrote to me when I needed it the most.
      Thanks πŸ™‚
      Stay blessed.

  15. Anusha says:

    You are strong.. That’s the biggest quality that I have learnt from you…. It’s very easy to say that I am strong but to make it a reality is very hard.. I have heard this plagiarism incident a lot of times from a lot of writers especially you… Many of them have completely left wattpad and their beautiful stories due to such people … One of them have said that it is difficult to continue writing when her hard work of years has been stolen by someone.It’s heartbreaking to see this continuing for so long and there is nothing for such person to stop doing these. I wish I could do something but at present I can only extend my support to you.. May God gives you more strength to cope up with it…

    1. manitavb says:

      That’s so sweet of you. But I tell you, if a reader really wants to do something, she should do what you are doing – Extend your support. This is something that gives a new life to any writer.
      She can steal my idea, my writing, my words… she can never steal my talent and my strength.
      And part of my strength is my readers!!
      Love you loads

    2. manitavb says:

      And yes, it is definitely disheartening to have your work stolen and then continue to write, not knowing when it will be stolen again.
      So, I don’t blame the writers who are not able to continue.
      I choose to stick to it because quitting will mean that a thief won and you lost!

    3. maniknandini1 says:

      Missed you soo much Di.. Sorry I didn’t commented from soo long..
      You know Di.. When I read your last note I literally laughed.. It was like soo tight slap on that person’s face and I could hear it here also.. πŸ˜† you are really awesome I never heard someone scolding anyone in the form of words and that too this nicely… It was wow.. And people like this truly deserve this but they forgot one thing that they can copy someone’s hard work but carma still exists and it will always show them mirror.. And that day they will realise what they did.. I am sure about one thing that you are Lady Bhim and you will always punch on their face straight… And you don’t need anything to teach them a good lesson..
      I feel soo soo proud of you Di.. πŸ’– keep doing this always cause it always remind me that we can do anything and everything and we always do right to right things and right to wrong things..
      Thank you for being my inspiration always..
      Stay blessed πŸ’«

      1. manitavb says:

        Thank you πŸ™‚
        Sometimes, I do lose my patience and those days are the worst for people who irritate me πŸ˜€
        I don’t even know what I wrote but I was really angry.

  16. sassytwisterroll says:

    Such beautiful lines you wrote.
    And dude you slay!!!!!!!
    πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    Waiting for updates.

  17. sassytwisterroll says:

    Such beautiful lines you wrote.
    And dude you slay!!!!!!!
    πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

    1. manitavb says:

      Thank you so much.
      This is how I keep motivating myself…
      Lots of love.

  18. Madhuri53 says:

    It’s glad to see you how you have became strong and keep fighting for yourself. And still not discouraged. The respect you are getting is get increasing from everyone. Keep writing always and we are blessed to read your reading.πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

    1. manitavb says:

      Trust me, Madhuri… it’s me who is fortunate and privileged to have an awesome bunch of readers who are not only loyal but supportive and loving too.
      I feel blessed.
      Thanks for everything.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Hey you are a strong girl
    Dont let these things effect you
    Keep moving and keep writing!!!!..

    1. manitavb says:

      Yepp… I’m doing that.
      No perpetrator gets to decide my course of life.
      Thank you.

  20. Bindu says:

    Lots of love to you Manita..you are such a good writer that is why they steal your stories without thinking about the hard work you put in writing all your stories..Always with you dear..God bless you

    1. manitavb says:

      Thank you so much. It is this love that helps me sail through all hurdles and hard times, at personal and professional level and then some nonsense like plagiarism.

  21. Bndu says:

    Lots of love to you Manita..you are really a good writer that is why they steal your stories without thinking about the hard work you put in for writing all your stories..Always with you dear..God bless you

  22. Priyanka Biswal says:

    So much proud of u didu, every time u came with so much determination nd strong.. i would love learn these things 4m u.. nd u r the best writer we hve thats why ppl try to copy u as they are well aware that they cant be better than u at any manner, nd supporting u well we are always there 4 u atleast me i will be always standing beside u whenver u need some one😘😘😘😘.. nd will be waitting 4 all the updates…. much more love to u😘😘😘

    1. manitavb says:

      All the love sent back to you sweetie.
      It is this love that acts as a cushion and saves me from all the blows.
      Thanks again πŸ™‚

  23. gursheen says:

    You are a rockstar. β™₯️ We stan a queen.😍 Lots of love and wishes your way. You are so good at heart that only good will come your way, di.

    1. manitavb says:

      So sweet of you, but I’m just an ordinary woman with extraordinary tenacity.

      I’ve always believed that nothing can defeat you… Only you can defeat yourself, if you let the perpetrators win…

  24. Dulcie says:

    Always there with you forever. You’ve just notched up my respect ladder dear. Way to go Manita.

    1. manitavb says:

      Thank you for everything. And trust me when I say this, I’ll be there too.
      Each and every reader is a very important part of my life. A writer exists only because she has readers who love and support him/her. Otherwise, we are nothing.

  25. Himabindu says:

    We are all there with you no matter what……
    The best thing behind this plagiarism is that u LL come to know how loving and amazing your works are that everyone intend to copy them……

    Anyways…. We all are waiting for you to come back with your charm…..

    Wish u all the luck and all the love…..waiting for further updates

    1. manitavb says:

      Love you too dear.
      Yeah… I just got to know how awesome I am…kidding!!

      I’m very much here, never left this place, This is my second home and I’ve created it with so much love. You will always find me here.

  26. eraj says:

    you are hell of a good writer that’s why people try to steal your stuff dont worry we’ll be always by your side.. loveyouu β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ€—

    1. manitavb says:

      Awww… so sweet of you.
      Thank you for being there…

  27. chandrasan says:

    Yooo thats our strong girl 😎😎 one more thing to learn from you di❀ all our hearty wishes are with you, kill it 😍😍

    1. manitavb says:

      Yessss!! Killing it already… lol… will post all stories today… hopefully πŸ™‚

      1. chandrasan says:

        Thats the spirit πŸ˜‡no one can break u until ane unless u let them do it!!! Excited can’t wait πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒmissed reading ur stories for a while now..

  28. krinal310 says:

    I felt so proud of u, don’t know what to say, πŸ˜€πŸ€—

    1. manitavb says:

      Say nothing.
      You’ve always been there and that is more than important for me. Love you loads

  29. AnanyaDas23 says:

    We’re very much there with youβ™₯️

    1. manitavb says:

      All my love for you.
      Thank you.

      1. AnanyaDas23 says:

        β™₯️β™₯️

  30. piya66 says:

    Always stay positive di πŸ€—πŸƒ

    1. manitavb says:

      Yes, I am positive.
      Thanks to you πŸ™‚

  31. Anonymous says:

    Be back with a bang…..πŸ˜‹

    1. manitavb says:

      I’m already here. Never left it.
      I’ll post all updates today πŸ™‚

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