A question for writers.

by DATA-DOG 4 Replies latest jw friends


    I have a question for all the creative writers out there. If I'm writing a book, can I quote anyone that I want, as long as I give them credit?

    For instance, I want to quote Mark Twain, imitating Rocky, quoting Donald Trump. ( Not really..) Can I quote whomever I want, provided I cite the source in the back of the book?

    I've read some conflicting information, but then I see the WTBTS never citing their sources...


  • OrphanCrow

    Yes, you can quote anybody you want. But you have to credit them.

    Provide a reference and source and you are good to go :)

  • Giordano

    Its a do and your damned and don't and your damned world.

    Here is a comprehensive source:


  • Gargamel

    Don't take my word for it but I think that a limited amount of credited quoting is permitted under 'fair use'.


    I have another question. Are there any free versions of Writing Software that you are aware of, or prefer? I just purchased a computer.....again....and I need to switch from I-phone ( SUCK!!! ) to keyboard. OMG! I cant tell you how great a keyboard is!


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