This is an official, public notice for fanfic writers:
I, Holly Lisle, do not, in any manner, format, or medium, authorize, permit, or condone the use of my characters or worlds in fan fiction, also known as fanfic. Any such use will be construed as the knowing and intentional creation of a derivative work, which is prosecutable by law, and which will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
I don’t do this to be a bitch, but to protect my rights to my own characters and worlds, which are my livelihood.
I’ve posted this elsewhere at other times, but the issue keeps coming up, and some fanfic writers demonstrate not just blatant disregard for, but active antagonism toward, the wishes of individual authors on this issue. I don’t want there to be any confusion about where I stand.