Ever want to be a character in a Stephen King novel? Too scary? What about Amy Tan, or Nora Roberts. Well, you can be. Those writers and others are auctioning the right to name their characters. It's to benefit the First Amendment Project — to protect free speech. If you don't want your name in their novel, pick another, and join the E-Bay auction. Ideas? Scarlet O'Hara has a nice ring to it...
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.