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Thoughts on Creative Writing Foo

So I've gotten a few comments about Storyteller that suggest it's good enough to be published. (Yay, Writer's Ego.) And it'll be a little less than 200 pages double-spaced when it's done, which is reasonable novelette length. But in truth, I'm not sure how sensible such a thing would actually be. Storyteller is a fanfiction that bases itself out of the Peter Pan world. Granted, it stays there for all of a chapter or two, but that's still its foundation. Is it possible to actually publish fanfiction (other than online, of course, at various fanfic sites)? Aren't there copyright or universe-right issues or something?

The only thing that might work would be one of those modern fairy tale anthology sort of things, I suppose, where you get to take an already created universe and play with it. Which is really fanfiction, in its own way.

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y2kdragon
Sep. 12th, 2005 09:32 pm (UTC)
There are fanzines all over the place dedicated to various fandoms and fictions. Every year in May there is a convention called MediaWest*Con that focuses a lot on fan fiction. You might want to poke at their website and see if you can find some resources there.

cirith_ungol
Sep. 13th, 2005 01:37 am (UTC)
Storyteller is a fanfiction that bases itself out of the Peter Pan world. Granted, it stays there for all of a chapter or two, but that's still its foundation.

In a way, it's been done before. Robin Williams' Hook movie following an aged and jaded Peter leaped to mind when I read your question. I'm not certain if those authors had to seek permission from J.M. Barrie's estate or not, though.

several_bees
Sep. 13th, 2005 03:16 am (UTC)
Wikipedia suggests that you'll at least get tutted by the copyright holders if you don't get permission (a dispute about an unauthorised sequel being settled out of court). Though

And it's no good waiting for 2007 and the rights to run out; there's an authorised sequel coming out soon that'll apparently extend them for a lot longer.
cirith_ungol
Sep. 13th, 2005 05:39 am (UTC)
I note that no mention is made specifically to how the arrangements were made for "Hook". It may still be a viable possibility.
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