Garrison_Bell, The Reader

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More Profiles on 12/24/2020 11:02:30 AM

Ok. Cool. Thanks!

More Profiles on 12/23/2020 7:50:32 PM

Whoa! Nice! Yeah, I definitely need to check that out.

Hi! & How Not to Plagiarize Jane Austen? on 12/23/2020 4:36:02 PM

Ok, I think I understand. And yeah, I know better than to ever try to pass off Austen's work as my own hahaha. I'm just looking to make something fun inspired by this work I enjoy by an author I deeply admire and respect. Thanks for helping me out!

Hi! & How Not to Plagiarize Jane Austen? on 12/23/2020 1:33:18 PM

Good point! It becomes plagiarism if I try to pass off as Jane Austen's work as my own. What I'm trying to ask is where does the line between fan fiction and plagiarism begin and end? Can a person use dialogue or quotes from another story and how do they give credit to the orginal creators/authors? As far as my use of this site goes, it seems as long as I credit Jane Austen and her works in my fan fiction description and avoid excessive quoting, I should be good. I want to emulate her style while still making my own creation. 

Side note: I noticed you mentioned Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies earlier. I've never read it! What did you think of it? I've been debating whether or not to check it out.

Hi! & How Not to Plagiarize Jane Austen? on 12/23/2020 11:49:41 AM

Thanks for your input, Avery. You and Mizal both have good points. I've decided to tweak my idea a bit. I'm going to combine aspects of all the novels and make a new story! I think this will be even more fun and make it easier for me to put my own spin on things. Thank you both for helping me work through this. :)

Hi! & How Not to Plagiarize Jane Austen? on 12/22/2020 9:17:11 PM

Ok. Thank you very much!

Hi! & How Not to Plagiarize Jane Austen? on 12/22/2020 9:16:34 PM

I suppose we shall see...

Hi! & How Not to Plagiarize Jane Austen? on 12/22/2020 7:59:35 PM

Hi! I'm Garrison_Bell (I guess you can call me Gary if you want). Sorry it's taken me a while to introduce myself. I'm not particularly consistent when it comes to using social media or creative sites such as these (but I am reliable and do keep my promises! Let me know if you ever want me to read anything and I will check it out when life isn't hitting me like a truck). 

As for my question: I have this idea to make a choose-your-own-adventure version of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. I want to put it under Love & Dating, but is it actually fan fiction? More importantly, I'd love to directly quote from the novel because it is so iconic, but can I do this without plagiarizing? Technically her work is in the public domain, but I'm not sure how much freedom that allows me. If anyone can give me insight into how to do this (or let me know if you think this is a cool idea!), it would be much appreciated. :) Hope you are enjoying the holidays!

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2 on 12/22/2020 7:36:06 PM

If I do a dark version of a fairy tale, is it dark fantasy or fan fiction? Either way, count me in. I want to join the dark side!!!