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Saturday, September 3, 2005

Well, one of us has finished a book, anyway

Presenting: Aviva Meets Arthur

Publication and rights for this work as per following conversation:

Ben: Aviva, do you want me to put this on the computer where people can see it?

Aviva: Kids, too?

Ben: Yeah.

Aviva: Yes.

Ben: Do you want people to be able to make their own copies of it?

Aviva: Yes.

Ben: Do you want people to make their own stories based on this one? Like, can they tell a story about what happens next?

Aviva: Yes!!!

Ben: Do you want them to have to say, 'This is from Aviva'?

Aviva: Yes.

Ben: Is it okay if they sell them for money?

Aviva: Mmmmm.... (frowns)

Ben: Do you want them to have to give them away for free?

Aviva: Yes!

Ben: Okay, that would be Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Sharealike....

Posted by benrosen at September 3, 2005 12:54 AM | Up to blog

That's wonderful. I remember writing books like that when I was little, but I think I was little enough that my mom wrote the words for me and I just dictated. (You could also tell which pictures she drew and which ones I drew. :) I wrote about the muppets, though, and not Arthur. I don't think I was in my muppet story, either....

Aviva sounds very cool. Please tell her I liked her story. :)

Posted by: Em Tersoff at September 3, 2005 02:28 AM

Brilliant. And the introduction of Noah at the end clearly allows room for a sequel.

Posted by: Jon at September 4, 2005 04:33 PM

This is the best thing I've read all weekend!

Posted by: Niall at September 4, 2005 05:41 PM
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