Talk:The Widening Gyre (novel)

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Okay, I just finished reading the book and wrote this from memory, so I don't know how it can be copied from anywhere else. I'm very new to contributing to Wikipedia and I want to continue to do so, so if someone can tell me where I'm going wrong I'd really be grateful. Gladbangles (talk) 16:57, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

It does take awhile to learn Wikipedia policies and guidelines, and it can be frustrating while you learn. Welcome to that club! The most important to remember is that anything added to a Wikipedia article must come from neutral, reliable, third-party sources. Not from memory, not as a personal essay, not from one's own expert knowledge even. Only from verifiable, reliable sources. You should read WP:RS and WP:V to learn what this means. Also, you can't copy and paste anything from another source. That is a violation of copyright laws and is illegal. It has to be written in your own words, and can't even be close paraphrasing - see Wikipedia:Close paraphrasing.
For this article, everything you add should be sourced to something like the New York Times, or another review of the book. Also, an article about a book needs to be more than just a plot summary and review. You can learn more about writing an article about a novel at Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels, and ask for advice at that project's Talk page. Cheers, First Light (talk) 17:08, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
P.S. I removed the copyright violation notice, which was automatically placed on the article after I had already removed the opening paragraph - which you had copied from amazon.com. First Light (talk) 20:29, 7 June 2011 (UTC)