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Twilight Tuesdays: MTV > 'Breaking Dawn' And Stephenie Meyer Under Fire For Allegations Of Plagiarism

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message 1: by Angee, Group Creator (new)

Angee Wentz (angee_saxey) | 1234 comments Mod
"There are some things you can always count on in one of today's modern vampire novels: a breathless, cross-species love affair, bone-breaking lovemaking, lots of smoldering eyes and buckets of spilled blood. But, according to TMZ, an author named Jordan Scott claims she saw a few too many similarities between her 2006 vamp tale, "The Nocturne," and "Twilight" scribe Stephenie Meyer's 2008 book, "Breaking Dawn."

In a cease-and-desist letter obtained by the site, Scott's publisher claims the fourth book in the "Twilight" series has "striking and substantial" similarities to "The Nocturne," part of a trilogy that 21-year-old musician/author Scott began writing when she was 15.

The letter claims there are a number of coincidences in the plotlines of the books, including a wedding, a post-wedding sex scene, a woman becoming sick because she's carrying a child with "evil powers" and the death of a main character. The letter from a lawyer for Scott also claims that "both the ideas and in many instances the text" of the two books are very similar.

Among the examples of the similarities is a scene in which a main character is ill from carrying a child with dark powers. In Scott's book, the description reads in part, "Her face was so pale, it was frightening; and there were beads of sweat pouring down her forehead. She couldn't even stand, she was so weak. ... She was violently ill, vomiting and scarcely able to catch her breath."

In the allegedly similar scene in "Dawn," Meyer writes: "Most of her dark hair was pulled away from her face into a messy knot, but a few strands stuck limply to her forehead and neck, to the sheen of sweat that covered her skin. There was something about her fingers and wrists that looked so fragile it was scary. She was sick. Very sick."

The dozen examples given by Scott's lawyer display some general similarities in tone and setting common to vampire tales, but, according to TMZ, an unnamed representative for Meyer dismissed the accusation. "The claim that 'Breaking Dawn' by Stephenie Meyer somehow infringes on an alleged book by someone named Jordan Scott is completely without merit. Neither Stephenie Meyer nor her representatives had any knowledge of this writer or her supposed book prior to this claim."

Spokespeople for Scott and Meyer could not be reached for comment at press time."


message 2: by Tanya (new)

Tanya | 586 comments "including a wedding, a post-wedding sex scene, a woman becoming sick because she's carrying a child with "evil powers" and the death of a main character."

who died again in breaking dawn?
*racks brain*

message 3: by Kelsey (new)

Kelsey Renesemee didn't have "evil powers" and I'm sure lots of stories with weddings have follow-ups including the couple doing it

message 4: by Courtney (new)

Courtney Marie (courtneyevans) Whatever...Seriously? This person is just..ack..I'm never gonna read "The Nocturne" now..

message 5: by Kelsey (new)

Kelsey I think this woman just wants some of SM's money.

message 6: by Tat (last edited Aug 07, 2009 08:36PM) (new)

Tat I'm sure lots of people have also claimed they wrote a book about a boy wizard who goes to a magical school. My take?-- this person is looking for the fame and money her mediocre book couldn't bring her

message 7: by Angee, Group Creator (new)

Angee Wentz (angee_saxey) | 1234 comments Mod
Seriously... what better way to get your name out there fast than to sue or accuse someone as famous as SM or JK Rowling of stealing an idea. I think this so pathetic.

message 8: by Tanya (new)

Tanya | 586 comments -agrees with everyone XD-

message 9: by Emi B (new)

Emi B (EmiB) has anyone read The Nocturne???

message 10: by Tanya (new)

Tanya | 586 comments nope

message 11: by Meg (new)

Meg | 211 comments that was random. no, who's it by?

message 12: by Nikki (new)

Nikki | 196 comments i tried reading the nocturne and i couldnt get past the first page. the author's writing is dry and unimaginative, no wonder she had to use a lawsuit to get people to notice her.

message 13: by Meg (new)

Meg | 211 comments who is the author? i want to try em out

message 14: by Nikki (new)

Nikki | 196 comments Jordan Scott, i think i found her book posted online when i tried reading it

message 15: by Meg (new)

Meg | 211 comments ok thanks.

message 16: by Tanya (new)

Tanya | 586 comments this reminds me about the coldplay's plagiarism case
except in their case they might have plagiarized if you listen to the two songs

message 17: by [deleted user] (new)

IMO Discovery of Witches takes too much from Twilight but writers do influence each other. Today is Bella's birthday...on a happier note!

Happy Birthday to our favorite 'Twilight' character Bella Swan...umm Bella Cullen. Not only is today Bella's birthday but it's also Stephenie Meyer Day too! The town of Forks actually had a weekend long celebration in honor of Stephenie and Bella , you can read about that here.

Oh and in honor of Bella's birthday too, Summit Entertainment is re-releasing 'Eclipse' to theaters! So if you've noticed that it's playing at your local theater...that's why!

We want to wish Bella a happy birthday! Leave your birthday wishes for her in the comments! You can also check out some pics of Kristen Stewart, who plays Bella Swan, below.

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