Unfortunately, I have a personal medical disability that currently makes it near impossible to schedule any traveling or events. Last minute cancellations due to a flare-up of medical circumstances, after bookstores, bloggers, writers’ groups, or readers have invested their precious time in either setting up or attending the event, would be unforgiveable. It is better that I say no.
Again, as my personal medical condition makes time an unpredictable variable, I have to devote what moments and resources I am able to meet my writing goals and other necessary obligations. Also, I prefer to avoid legal issues that may result from handling other people’s manuscripts.
Sorry, but I barely have enough time for my own projects. I read or heard somewhere to be a master of your craft, whether it is writing, drawing, programming, etc. that you have to spend at least ten thousand hours on that one thing before you can be really good at something. You learn by reading and by doing. You also learn more from mistakes than if something goes perfect. If you want to be a writer, then write.
No. I thank the individuals that take their time and review the works of others. The amount of time it takes to read the book, write a draft review, copyedit, and publish the review to blogs, online stores, and social media groups is phenomenal. I have the deepest respect for reviewers whether they are professional or just want to spread the word. They are the lifeblood of traditional and indie publishing. Reviewing is just not for me. It would be better for me to stick to writing.
There are legal implications for fan fiction based on another author’s work. It could create a grey area regarding copyright. If fan fiction is attributed to the original author and with no financial gain to the creator of the fan fiction, then I’m OK with it. I will not read or endorse it (as this leads to legal issues again). I think fan art based on novels are amazing. Just don’t copy the artwork on the cover and claim it’s your own work.
No. Ideas are like the wind and not copywritable. They’re everywhere. If two people have the same idea, and wrote a story about that idea, there would be two very different stories. The presentation, the plot, the characters, settings, and action as told from the author’s unique point of view or voice is what makes a great book.

Disclaimer: These are my personal opinions to the questions asked. Do not take the information presented here as legal advice. If you have legal questions, seek out a licensed legal professional from your area.

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