Re: [mythsoc] Fan Fiction
- ERATRIANO@... wrote:
> And fan fiction in general; I have seen fanzines from time to time, and someIndeed there is, and authors like Anne McCaffrey, Mercedes
> of them have been truly humorous and enjoyable. Though I'm not a Star Trek
> fan, those 'zines seem to have some of the longest histories, and get stomped
> on pretty bad as well. I think it's really too bad; such grassroots creative
> spirit is truly enjoyable, and often better than commercially marketed stuff.
> I guess were I successful I wouldn't want any old person to do what they
> liked with my world and people, but still, shouldn't there be a middle ground?
Lackey, and Wendy and Richard Pini tread it successfully, IMO.
They simply tell their creatively-minded fans, "You may use my
world (sometimes with rules or guidelines imposed), but leave my
characters alone." I tend to think this would be the most
successful formula for Narnian fan fiction too (whether produced
by fans or pros): use the world, but create new characters to
interact with it.
- Diane wrote:
>I can't say what they're doing for the Narnia, but it's probably somethingOf course, it may be that the publisher and merchandisers merely _hope_
>similar to what they've done in the past with releasing later versions of
>*Screwtape Letters* which might be a genre in themselves. These vary widely
>in quality. "Shared world" anthologies might be one way to go, with a
>vetting by a pro editor. I'd hope they'll be very judicious. It's hard for
>me to believe they'd allow this. I'm rather shocked. ---djb.
that there will be new stories set in Narnia, or have put this forward as a
proposal not yet approved. I've seen no statement about this apart from the
_Publishers Weekly_ report.
- In a message dated 09/07/2000 9:12:20 AM Central Daylight Time,
> new stories set in Narnia,When we hear that these are for "four-year-olds," I wonder if they are simple
re-tellings? There was already a picture series which broke up LWW into
several shorter stories, more simply told, but I don't know how far it
progressed - I'd say its age group was a bit above four.
- Yes, I know the picture books (and the calendars and paper dolls which used the
same art)--I wasn't very impressed with the art, and I never paid much attention
to the texts. Not really approving of the idea (if they're too young for the
regular text, they really don't need to hear the books for a couple of years, I
think--no need to "dumb the Chronicles down" for younger children), I didn't buy
any of them. I did see some art on the web-page yesterday, though, which makes
me think that they've found a much superior artist, so these books may be worth
a second look. I'm not really sure that you couldn't read the regular
Chronicles to a younger child anyhow--Claire had a remarkable patience with
texts she barely understood from a very young age if I read them to her.
Certainly by age 5 I think I could have read LWW to her. Maybe I did (I can't
remember when I first read this to her).
> In a message dated 09/07/2000 9:12:20 AM Central Daylight Time,
> Wayne.G.Hammond@... writes:
> > new stories set in Narnia,
> When we hear that these are for "four-year-olds," I wonder if they are simple
> re-tellings? There was already a picture series which broke up LWW into
> several shorter stories, more simply told, but I don't know how far it
> progressed - I'd say its age group was a bit above four.
> Mary S
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