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06-21-2003, 06:10 PM
how to get a internship at a publisher for comics or comic based novels????i'm not ready,but in the near future will be and want to know how.
also,why do people not take fan fiction seriuosly?is it the name?or do they think it's too fanboyish???
06-22-2003, 02:30 PM
Sadly, I don't know the answer to either of those questions.
I would speculate that fanfic is not respected because of two things:
1. It's got no standards, ie anyone can write it and whether it's decent or not, find a place to get it up on the web.
2. I think generally writers who are serious write things that can one day be published. The legalities of writing fan fic with copyrighted characters is so messy, that the only logical reason to do so would be for the writers own enjoyment (or maybe practice, ie just sharping those skills up)
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06-23-2003, 02:43 PM
ok.i see what you're saying here.i was thinking about sending my screenplays for X3,SPIDEY2,and Daredevil 2 to marvel studios,but i see now that i don't want a lot of RED TAPE on my life.i also don't want it to be disrespected.a lot of manhours that i shoul have spent at my job were put into them.
06-25-2003, 01:45 AM
Don't be too discouraged about writing fanfic. Granted, you're probably not going to get fanfics published, sold, etc. and there are a lot of legal issues if you try to.
However, I think fanfics can be well respected in the right circles (i.e. fanfic websites), if they're good stories. Fanfics can be very fun to share with other fans, and best of all from a writer's perspective, they give you great practice. It's sorta like a new artist starting to learn by tracing or copying... It might not legitimately be your "work", but when the time comes that you do break out with your own stuff, you'll have a lot of experience.
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