Alas, I ran across this post from Writer Beware too late–the auction has ended. Some guy put his story idea up on ebay, saying “It can be compared to stories like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Matrix, Indiana Jones and other titles in those categories. ” Sigh. I’ve missed my chance! But since the starting bid was $3,000,000 I couldn’t have afforded it anyway. Guess I’ll have to come up with my own ideas.
I wonder if it was a joke or if he really meant it. For those of you reading this who aren’t writers–ideas are cheap. Most of us have more than we can use in a lifetime. It’s turning them into good stories that’s the hard part, but that’s not something you can buy on ebay.
(Unless you hire a ghostwriter and give them a very detailed outline, I suppose. But you’d still have to develop the outline.)