Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Where do you stand on fanfiction?

While Surfing the internet I noticed a few debates between authors and fans regarding fanfiction. I’ve always thought of fanfiction as the ultimate tribute to an author or story. Think about it for a second… Your dreams, thoughts, ideas are now affecting another individual’s imagination. Out of all the things to think about, they are thinking about your work, your ideas, being a part of your world. To me that is amazing!

The story doesn’t end with the final stroke of your pen or keyboard. Now if your work is being used for monetary gain by someone else, then that I am against 100%. Well I guess each to their own.

Take a look at the picture below and notice the black and white pencil drawing. It was done by a 14 year old who created the cat character to fight the heroes of a popular cartoon show called Adventure Time.

The kid's name Gunnar Gilmore of Orange City had his picture sent to the cartoon network studio. The creators of adventures time loved it so much, that they placed the character in the cartoon show. Now what if the studio had sent this kid cease and desist letter? He did after all use a character that was not created by him and placed it in a fanfiction picture. I loved when this cartoon was advertised on the air as fanfiction comes to life. Because the child did not receive a cease and desist letter, but had his creation added to the show he loved, I could imagine that was a dream come true for him. Now the cartoon network is being flooded with thousands of pictures from kids who are interested in getting their characters on the show. I thought everyone was a child at heart. A child can dream can’t they?

So I am wondering, where do you stand on fanfiction?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

First book is being edited!

Anyone that knows me personally knows I hate editing with a passion!  That is something that I am working on because it is part of writing.  My first book "Raina: Intertwined Hearts" has been sent out to be edited by professionals and will be returned to me by next month.  Right now I am currently working on book two and I can't find the words to express how it feels to actually see things moving forward.

As a writer I am growing with each passing day.  I know I will continue to have errors and misuse words but that is something I am working on.  I just want to say thanks for following and I am not going anywhere for a long time.  This weekend I am promising that I will be more active on the social networks and to the blogs I follow.  God bless you all for reading!

Excerpt from first book:

Major update coming!

I would like to thank the 52 followers I have!  I know it has been a long time since I've done an update and I apologize.  In the next two weeks I will be updating to make the page more professional and more and more pleasant on the eyes.  Right now it is gloomy even though I am using my favorite colors.