Dun Writin’—Now Whut? – 48 Using Quotes in Your Book and Research Tips (Part 1) (A series by Susan Uttendorfsky – Owner of Adirondack Editing)

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Using Quotes in Your Book and Research Tips (Part 1)

As often as I run into authors wanting to use song lyrics in their novels, I also run into authors wanting to use quotes in their non-fiction books. (If you missed the post about using song lyrics in your manuscript, you can find it HERE) It seems that many authors like the way somebody else said something previously and don’t think they can say it any better.

Well, I don’t know about that. But I do know that you cannot simply take someone else’s words—no matter how wonderfully written—and plop them into your for-sale book. That’s plagiarism. And, you cannot simply use a significant amount of material from a book and say where you got it from (aka “citing the reference”) if the material is not in the public domain*. That’s making money off someone…

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2 thoughts on “Dun Writin’—Now Whut? – 48 Using Quotes in Your Book and Research Tips (Part 1) (A series by Susan Uttendorfsky – Owner of Adirondack Editing)

  1. Thanks for re-blogging Jassie 😀

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