Thursday, August 18, 2005

Author to Auction Character Names for First Amendment Project
Sixteen writers, including Stephen King, John Grisham and Amy Tan, have agreed to name characters in their next novels after winning bidders in an Ebay fundraiser for The First Amendment Project, reports the Guardian.
Fans can choose which writer they want to bid on and the winning bidder's name will be given to a character in the next book.
Just which character is up for grabs. Stephen King says "potential bidders are told that the character to be given their name "can be male or female, but a buyer who wants to die must in this case be female" (his next novel, Cell is already in progress).
Peter Straub warns potential bidders "that the fictional person who winds up bearing his or her name may be of dubious moral character."
Bidding starts September 1, but you can view the auction page at eBay now.

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