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SciFi Writers

Discussion in 'Sci-Fi, Horror, and Fantasy Talk' started by Tom, Jan 24, 2005.

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  1. Yes, I am an Active SciFi Writer with Published Work

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  2. Yes, I have written or am currently writing SciFi Never published

    3 vote(s)
    30.0%
  3. I dabble occassionally, Never serious tho

    3 vote(s)
    30.0%
  4. I don't compose SciFi

    3 vote(s)
    30.0%
  5. I create SciFi in other ways

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. I thought SciFi was only in the movies?

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2004
    Location:
    Gulf Coast
    I often wanted to compose a SciFi story or book but I lose track and interest in composing. Sometimes I have elements I have read in my stories and when I remember reading that element I feel like if I were to continue I would need the original authors permission, Not thinking I am worthy, Story goes into the trash.
    I'm curious how many members actually dabble in writing Sci-fi. This poll is just a general curiosity, It's also my first one here.
     
  2. jack-at-the-gate

    jack-at-the-gate Cadet

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2005
    It has been so long since i've done any writing, but i used to enjoy it alot. i'm new here and am having a little trouble navigating around this.it is nice to see that other people enjoy the same movies/books/shows that i do.thank you
     
  3. Tim

    Tim Creative Writer

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    Location:
    England
    i have 2 short shorts and a teaser chapter for a novel i keep trying to write published on websites for free, to contribute to the communities, but not published as a career, for money.

    i told my current english teacher that by the end of this educational year i will have a "books worth of short stories in the scifi genre proofed as if for publication" and i intend to stand by my word (of course!)

    i did write a novellete back 14 years ago, but the writing was naive due to my age and life experience. ten years later i read Hubbards Battlefield Earth for the first time and my heart sank as i realised the world, characters and a key part of my storyline was very, very similar. i had written my story some 6 years after he wrote the book and so i can't claim i had the ideas first!!

    i write when i am in the mood, have about 7 to 8 short story ideas, characters, etc, planned out. just have to put them down fully as stories. i'll post them as i do them, i don't expect to publish them for money at this stage, so as long as i don't take any benefits for them, if they do sell in the future, i can still legally sell them!
     
  4. jamfink

    jamfink Scout

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2005
    I have just published a novel Robot Soul (www.robotsoulthebook.com). You can follow the link and the publisher is accepting submissions. He also ghostwrites or tutors you.

    My advice is just to write and write and write. The difficult part is to actually get people to notice your creation.

    James
    james.fink@amdocs.com
     
  5. Demosthenes

    Demosthenes Scout

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2004
    Location:
    Manchester UK
    You can read some of my writing here. That was a Star Trek fic, we're actually writing more, that is 'episode one'.

    It was a colloborative effort but anything from the perspective of 'Commander John Mountbatten' is written by me. I love writing sci fi and am currently about 98 pages into my own 'novel' if you will, set in an alternate medieval timeline with a twist of sci fi- obviously I cant say more as I intend for it to be published later ;)
     
  6. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2004
    Location:
    Gulf Coast
    Thanx I added StarTrek Demon to my Ebook folder and I look forward to reading it. Did you see my idea for a new StarTrek TV show? Right up your alley!
     
  7. hayden

    hayden scribbler/scribe

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2005
    Location:
    england
    Everywhere i go i find skwirlinator has already passed through - use his links alot - especially for research on current story/plot lines. However, is anyone producing artwork by traditional methods, digital or both?
     
  8. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2004
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Hayden, welcome to Cool SciFi! :welcome:

    Yeah, Skwirlinator is definitely a busy guy. I'm happy that he's chosen to be part of our community here. :cool:
     
  9. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2004
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I just noticed the poll results so far.... shouldn't you have picked the first choice? ;)
     

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