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Within reason, if the name itself is not already instantly recognizable (Bart Simpson, Lara Croft, James Bond), you can probably get away with using it. "Trent Steele" may be generic enough. Similarly, there are only so many variants and arrangements of organization and darkness, so whatever you come up with has probably been used or alluded to elsewhere. ...


If you live in America, the moment you write your first words for the story it is automatically protected under copyright law. It is quite insulting to professional publishers to think that they would want to steal your book. Honestly and integrity is the way publishers go if they want to make a good name for the company. It just isn't good businesses to ...


There are citation websites across the internet such as and that do this for you in multiple formats. I would suggest using them, as they make life much, much easier.

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