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Bob Moore Investigations on Facebook

Just in time for Google+, I made a Facebook page for Bob. I’m treating it like a diary and writing it from his perspective. I figure this is the only way I’ll keep up with it. I didn’t want it to be just another place you can read blogs from this site. I also didn’t want it to have to be completely fan driven. This way, I can have Bob, the character, interact with his readers. It’s an experiment. We’ll see how it goes.

Those of you that are fans and are eagerly awaiting the next book, fear not, they’ll be no spoilers. But there will be some hints. Foreshadowing so to speak. I’m also hoping that some people will want to interact with Bob. If not, no problem, it’ll just be a bit of color from the world he lives in.

Lastly, I’ve posted some of the art on the Facebook page. In particular, I put together the two covers (as they stand as I’m still waiting on a revision from James on the new one) in one image. I use it as my desktop wallpaper (I guess that makes me vain). It’s available over there for all you that want it. I’m also thinking of asking some of the webcomic artists that I follow/follow me for fan art in exchange for a free copy of the book when it is released. We’ll see if any of them are interested.

FanFic

In the history of me, I’ve never read a word of a FanFic (fan fiction). I’ve made fun of it from time to time because it is an easy target but I’ve never partaken. Not fair of me, granted, but I’ve never claimed to be a saint. What brought this up was that I was on an author site (Jim Butcher) because I am reading one of this books. I came across this in the FAQ section:

Q. Will you look at my fanfic?
A. No. If Jim did, he’d have to recognize that it exists, legally, and take action against it.

Okay, so the inference is that FanFic is illegal but Butcher isn’t going to stop it. So I did some research. While FanFic’ers will decry the notion, the characters and situations in a book do seem to be protected under copyright laws. Regardless, authors seem to have the battered wife ability to pursue or not based on whim or fancy. An interesting note is that J.K. Rowlings lets most FanFic go unless it is pornographic in nature. I understand that. It makes sense. Continue reading FanFic