Referencing other works?


#1

Hi everyone, when writing a story, am I allowed to make passing references to other fictional works as long as they are not a plot point. For instance in a chapter I am currently writing I have a small reference to Harry Potter, is that allowed?


#2

yes. You can say things like “I love tvd! Wanna watch?” as long as it isn’t too major like stealing the show’s characters/plots


#3

Great thanks, because the line I have is: “Well done, I’m impressed, if this were Hogwarts I’d give you and your House 10 points” :slight_smile:


#4

and do you want a cover or splash


#5

yes, that’s ok. btw Doctor Who rules!


#6

Thanks, but I’m all covered, the story is already published, this is the upcoming chapter 15 I’m writing atm.


#7

What is the story name I like to read it


#8

It’s my favourite show, I can name all the actors in order :slight_smile:


#9

you could want a cover change? Not pressuring you. I think it would be cool tho. For the 15th chapter


#10

It’s called Out of Time, I hope you like it :slight_smile:


#11

Thank you but no, I’m quite happy with the cover as it is.


#12

ok. If you got the answer you need, tag ryan or jeremy and ask them to close.


#13

@Ryan Please close this, I got the answer I needed.


#14