The Musician's Mind is an interactive graphic novel about Alzheimer's. The interactive part means that readers can influence the story and characters via blog comments and by “talking” with fictional characters via Facebook, Twitter, online forums, and perhaps some live events.
I’d like to develop and publish some guidelines for this interaction, keeping in mind the sensitivities and potential vulnerability of people with memory loss and their families. For instance, is it ok to have the fictional characters comment on posts in online support forums? Ask for advice? Should they state they are fictional characters in every post? Should I contact each group leader before posting?
What are some ways the fictional characters can be supportive of online group members? What do they need to be especially sensitive about?
Any other considerations?