I've been feeling beastly about ripping off William Shakespeare. Daily.
Or rather, I've been writing for the Daily Beast about why so many novelists are drawn to riffing on, and ripping off Shakesepare.
Poor Willie, he couldn't write novels himself, as they hadn't yet been invented. So we've been doing it for him.
Check out 5 Novels Shakespeare Sort of Wrote
. And if you've already read them all, you are a bona fide Shakespeare nut.