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  1. RageAgainst

    RageAgainst Member

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    Naming your story after a song.

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by RageAgainst, May 23, 2012.

    Hey everyone.

    Do you think it is ok to name your story after a song? The song is the gathering wilderness. The story has the line the wilderness is gathering which is mentioned in the song. Blatant rip off or just a general saying?
     
  2. Trilby

    Trilby Contributing Member Contributor

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    Titles are not copyrighted.

    Google Sheila Quigley - she has given all her books song titles.
     
  3. RageAgainst

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    Ah sweet. I will look her up it's an interesting concept. Thanks!
     
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    mary higgins clark also uses song titles and lines from songs for many of her books...
     
  5. RageAgainst

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    more common than I thought. Thanks guys
     

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