Monday, November 06, 2006

Where There is a Creative Will . . .

Death. It blows. A lot of people have many different thoughts on death and what will happen when they die. What a lot of people don’t consider is what happens to their creative properties when they die. The rights to your work are tossed in the air and will usually fall to your spouse or family. Not a big problem on the surface.

But if you are like 98.4% of most sex bloggers, your spouse and family are not your friends. You have been writing about them, or writing about things they would, well die, if they read. Rest assure, they will figure out what you are writing but the question becomes, what will they do with your years of hard sex blogging? Think they are going to turn it into a book dedicated to your sensuality? I don’t think so either. Odds are they’ll destroy it. What you need is someone who will get the rights.

Neil Gaiman recently did a post about writers and what happens to their work when they die. He has a simple download where you can get a creative rights friendly will. Here you can designate which of your trusted friends or lovers get the rights to your creativity. The beauty of the will is it is simple, and can be modified to fit whatever creative project you. Download it, follow the instructions, and take your work as seriously as your readers do.

2 Comments:

Blogger AlwaysArousedGirl Had this to say...

Very interesting, Shon. Thanks for the info.

8:36 AM  
Blogger S. Had this to say...

I appreciate the posting of this topic as it's something I've intended to do, but just haven't gotten around to. I think I'd like to find a way to link this post somewhere on my page as I have many writer friends across the web, who value their creative output, and may not have considered the importance of protecting the work after death. With your permission, please?

Thank you for sharing this.

4:52 AM  

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