izhilzha (izhilzha) wrote,

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A follow-up on my question for fellow writers:

If any of you read author Neil Gaiman's blog, you will have noticed that he's lost several good friends/relatives/acquaitences over the past few months. I don't know if that had any affect on my own post about what we have planned should be done with our writings upon our deaths, but yesterday Neil made this post:

Important. And pass it on....

"John M. Ford was pretty much the smartest writer I knew. Mostly. He did one thing that was less than smart, though: he knew he wasn't in the best of health, but he still didn't leave a proper will, and so didn't, in death, dispose of his literary estate in the way that he intended to while he was alive, which has caused grief and concern to the people who were closest to him."

Follow the link above to read more, and to find an Adobe file containing a template for a will that specifically is tailored for a writer or other artist who will leave creative material behind.

As he requested, I'm passing this on. And I've printed out that will for reference. Very interesting timing, this.
Tags: real life, writing

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