I'm working on a sci-fi novel, and it contains a lot of fictional creatures, which are in some ways separate from the novel because I came up with them a while before I actually got the idea to write a novel.
Would it be safe to create a wiki for my creations before the book is published (and before I've gone through the hoops of copyright etc)?
For clarity in light of the answers so far:
- The reason for the wiki would be that basically I think others might find the creatures I've created interesting (even if I never did publish the book), and I'd like to see what others (who like fiction) would do with them.
- Others could use the descriptions of these creatures to create illustrations and artwork, and I and others would enjoy this I'm sure.
- @Xqyz Well part of the value for me, is that in this age of everything being electronic, some things can be publicized before they are finalized. So, I guess seeing as I will likely publish first in ebook format or something, and I'm hoping to get a community around the whole concept in the novel - a wiki with the creatures would be of great value to me. If others create new species from what I've created for example, I would love that :) (this was originally a comment)
- I'll add some more reasons as I get my thoughts together ;).