a moral question.

If my character looks something up in Wikipedia, is it totally cheating for me to copy-paste the pertinent information from Wikipedia into my story? Not the whole entry. At least I don't think so...

1 comment:

MzHartz said...

According to What counts in the word count in the forums, you're not technically cheating, but it's up to you to determine that it's ethical.

I think as long as you only include the pertinent information and keep it short, it should be fine. If you're doing it just to pad your word count, then it might not be the right thing to do.

But it sounds like it will be important to your book, so personally, I don't see a problem with it.