Recently I've been toying around with my novel. Trying to get some interesting hooks that I can play with throughout the book. I'm not saying I'm an uncreative bastard, but my latest one treads a line that I'd rather not ever cross, plagiarism. For example, I've since included quotes, always said during character's dialogue (to avoid the issue that I'm directly stealing the lines to make my own prose sound better) that references songs. The latest one breaks that rule a little. Let me show you what I mean. "I love this town, but it ain't the same." His ski mask ripped as he was putting it on. This is from a song by Iron and Wine, a group popular with the audience I'm targeting. As are many others. In fact, the working title of the novel itself is "Wish You Were Here". Am I an unscrupulous scoundrel? At this point it would be easy to remove references made, which is why I'm asking for your opinions.