Updated episode-61-plagarism.txt

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# Episode 61 - Plagarism

## Works in Progress
[00:35] Mike is working on the Mindmap-to-End-All-Mindmaps for his Content Calendar book. It's pretty extensive, so he'll have to whittle that down to a single book.
He's also working on a presentation he'll be giving in August and October.

John hasn't written very much this week as he's still getting back to normal after a month of lacrosse travel.

Eric spent 5 days in the hospital, which curtailed his reading and writing, but he's back to writing again.

*Dragon Tracker* is past 50K words. He ran the story through the say command, and it's about 5 hours long when read out by the computer. He's listening to it in the car and using it as a refresher, but not taking notes to go along with it at this point.

He also has some new notes for *Road of Fire*, which he'll move back to writing on when the first act of *Dragon Tracker* is finished.

## Reading Spotlight
[03:50] Eric has finished book 2 of [War and Peace](http://www.amazon.com/War-Peace-Tolstoy-Illustrated-Unabridged-ebook/dp/B019JIGCMI/?tag=typehammer-20) by Leo Tolstoy. He's also reading [The Profession](https://www.amazon.com/Profession-Thriller-Steven-Pressfield/dp/0767931173/?tag=typehammer-20) by Steven Pressfield.

Mike [Rethink: The Surprising History of New Ideas](https://www.amazon.com/Rethink-Surprising-History-New-Ideas-ebook/dp/B01D8VHP28/?tag=typehammer-20) by Steven Poole.

John is still reading [Void Wraith](https://www.amazon.com/Void-Wraith-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B01GBIB9QS/?tag=typehammer-20) by Chris Fox.

## What's Happening Online

### J.K. Rowling and George Lucas
[06:08] [Can Anyone Stop J.K. Rowling from George Lucas-ing Harry Potter?](https://electricliterature.com/can-anyone-stop-j-k-rowling-from-george-lucas-ing-harry-potter-ed5e82586db9#.5kotq5nga) is an article discussing the changes Rowling has made to the Harry Potter universe much like George Lucas has done in all the different versions of the Star Wars movies.

The Magnus by John Fowles was rewritten 13 years after its initial publishing, adding 70 new pages to an already long book, but that was the author's perogative. See [Early Fowles](https://www.nytimes.com/books/98/05/31/specials/fowles-magus.html).

### Three Approaches to Thriller Writing
[14:28] [Three Approaches to Thriller Writing](http://www.wsj.com/articles/three-approaches-to-thriller-writing-1469122570)