Plagiarizing?

Sally Odgers sodgers at tassie.net.au
Wed May 14 23:09:19 EDT 2003


And there's
> Colleen McCullough's use in the Ladies of Missalonghi of Montgomery's
> basic storyline in the Blue Castle.  I've read both, and there's not a
> single line that is the same, but the basic story IS the same.  So, is
> that plagiarizing?  Hard to say.

I'd say it isn't, because if it *is*, then a lot of category romances must
also be plag. These aren't (contrary to some opinion) paint-by-number
stories, but many of them are at least as similar to one another as Ladies
is to Castle. If they get too dissimilar they won't be published.

Sallyo.


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