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Who writes Sci Fi? Who tries or would like to?

Writing Sci Fi

Poll closed Nov 7, 2003.
  1. I've been published

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  2. I write but have never been published

    4 vote(s)
    28.6%
  3. I write for fun only

    4 vote(s)
    28.6%
  4. I try to write at times but without much success

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. I try but I stink

    2 vote(s)
    14.3%
  6. I have no interest or desire

    3 vote(s)
    21.4%
  1. Jul 30, 2003 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    I am wondering how many of you would like to write Sci Fi. Boy, I wish I was a good story teller. I have had some great ideas but I just can't write an intersting story. I am too analytical in my approach.

    Here's one little idea that struck me the other day. What would life be like if we had three sexes. How could this happen?

    Also, tell us about your best ideas.
     
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  3. Jul 30, 2003 #2
    What I write is more from the horror and Ghost story genre then Sci Fi. I have written and sent stories to magazines, but with no success in the Sci Fi / Horror market. I have however published a one act play.

    Sorry, can't (won't) tell you my ideas. No offense. I may still get one published.

    I've got an idea for a straight Sci Fi novel that I have worked on from time to time, but there are some plot points I've gotten stuck on. Maybe someday I'll get it working and finish it.
     
  4. Jul 30, 2003 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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    Of course, no serious writer wants to give away his or her ideas.
     
  5. Jul 30, 2003 #4
    Try Isaac Asimov - Gods themselves

    PS: never tried, never want to
     
  6. Jul 30, 2003 #5
    Don't know how serious I am. Humor is one of my favorite writing styles :smile: (hard to work that into horror stories though ).
     
  7. Jul 30, 2003 #6
    I'm sure I'd be one of your customers artman, I'm a big horror fan. I've read the foundation series, but that was so long ago (like almost 20 years) that I've forgotten them mostly. I do remember them being excellent books though, and it was one of my first forrays into sci-fi-the foundation series.

    I've considered writing a book for sometime now. I toyed with horror quite a bit, some sci-fi but never really had anything that seemed profound enough to me, to send into a publisher. Writing is difficult, even if you're good with language. Haven't given up yet though.

    I don't think you'll get many ideas posted other than whimsical off the cuff ideas. You're right- serious writers won't divulge thier secets:wink:
     
  8. Aug 1, 2003 #7
    Ivan,

    The three sexes idea was also
    recently part of the plot of an
    episode of Enterprise.

    The thing is, ideas don't make
    a book or story good. It's all
    in the writing. That is so much
    the case that great books can
    be written around some very
    mediocre ideas.

    It's not clear to me what you
    mean when you say your writing
    is too analytical because I haven't read anthing like a story
    from you, but your posts are
    extremely well written and read-
    able and betray a sensitive ob-
    server of things.

    Good writing evokes sensory re-
    sponses not abstract thinking,
    it has atmosphere, and texture.
    In the hands of a good writer
    any idea or plot, however old,
    will be presented to the reader
    in terms they never considered,
    from a vantage point they never
    experienced.

    -Zoob
     
  9. Aug 4, 2003 #8
    I have been writing a science fiction novel for a few months now but this summer, I have been doing so much that it has just been sitting on my computer...I did add a few paragraphs the other day but it was around 2 O'Clock AM so I was falling asleep by the time I finished.
     
  10. Aug 17, 2003 #9
    I've recently had a sci fi fiction going. I don't really know what to say about it.
     
  11. Aug 17, 2003 #10
    The only writing I seem to do these days is for my webseries. It deals with matching the subatomic vibrational frequencies of two different dimensions in order to traverse them. I try to be as scientifically accurate as possible.

    Decades ago, I worked on a novel all through high school, but it was lost when I loaned it to a relative. :( I've, also, written a few short stories, and, even, some fanfiction. I was never published, though.
     
  12. Aug 18, 2003 #11
    can we try this at home? :smile:
     
  13. Aug 18, 2003 #12
    You can try. Anything is possible...unless it's not. :smile:
     
  14. Sep 19, 2003 #13
    I'm actually a published science-fiction author . I've had a grand total of one story accepted by mags and consequently published. As for sharing my best ideas, well, I can't do that, as I'm still using them. ;)
     
  15. Sep 19, 2003 #14
    Congratulations Beren!

    That's no mean feat considering
    the huge amount of competition.
    That's a tow in the door, and I
    hope it leads to more success.

    -Zooby
     
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