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I need help i need to know if i can write a space marine scifi book and how i know a bit about warhammer and know how to play but dont know how to write a book about i need info fluff and 40k facts!
plz help me.
i need to write a book. it is my life long dream to own a hobby store and the money from the book will help me along that path!
so your help could get me that dream and if i can finish one book i can finish more!
plz help me!!!
Trust me mate many a time have i dreamed of writing a 40k book. Ive got the ideas just cant put it on paper. Mostly because i have awful english, and cant spell for sh!t. But you can always try nobody can stop you from trying.
Go for it if thats your dream reach for the sky.
ok well it doesnt really GOT to be 40k...
but i like fantasy and scifi books to write
If you want to own your own store, it would be wiser to develop a business plan, find out the level of demand for the products you intend to sell, the population and demographics for your region. Do the calculations for break even and a sensitivity analysis to determine whether demand is sensitive to price and whether you will have the cash flow to cover your costs.
If all of this is positive (i personally doubt it) then show your proposal to the bank.
Let me tell you that high unemployment and continued high unemployment will mean lower discretionary income, which will mean lower demand for the luxuries you intend to sell.
If you are serious about writing books, from whatever genre, then there are several things you will need to do or know.
1. Who your target readers are. Give the Wall Street Journal to a kindergarten kid and watch him make airplanes with it.
2. Know what you actually want to write. Fantasy? Sci-fi? Self help? There's as many books as there are topics to write, so you need to define this early.
3. Know your material. It's VERY difficult to start in an established universe, especially when you know "only a bit". Take a look at the fluff masters in LO here, if you can reach their level of knowledge in 40k, then you have a good chance. Writing about SMs coming home to visit their wives and kids after watching a Tyrannid race day will probably get your manuscripts thrown out.
4. This point is overly harsh, but necessary. Know your grammar, and use proper punctuation. As much as we all love l33t spea|<, it's hard to write properly if we're too used to using phrases such as "pls", "n", "mmmmkay" and so on in our daily writings.
5. Practice! Get a blog and start writing. A lot of people use blogs to write their fluff or their opinions and it's a good start. If you cannot even generate ideas to write in a blog, then perhaps being a writer is not the way to go.
Then i need custamers?
should i use ebay?
1:my target readers are 14-adult
2:Im goin with fantasy
3:it doesnt have to be warhammer and im gonna use this thread for my writing fluff and such
4:thats what spell check and an expierienced editor is for
5:im using this for practice
ok i got all 5 give me more input as i write (maybe about 40k)
If you want to write your book then go ahead. I would first find out how well other 40k books or sci-fis sell and determine how your product will compete on the current market. I feel its very glutted but i am not an avid reader.
Write it and take it to a publisher and get it patented. When you get knocked back several times, you may realise that one hit wonders that equal riches dont happen very often.
But by all means start researching and noting down your ideas, creating three dimension characters, many races and worlds and all that...but it will take you a long time to get anywhere. Especially if its similar to everything else (guess thats why they call its a genre) if not poorly disguised plagerism.
If your serious about writing a sci-fi novel, start by reading whats currently selling and try not to copy too much off them. Alarm bells will start ringing. Otherwise to make money, gain skills in areas where others dont have, nich high valued skills which will get you over $100k per year. You will have a better life that way than a struggling writer/game store owner.
In any endeavour you are only as good as you think you are. Persist and you shall succed.
It would be best to go to university and get yourself a business degree, once you develop some business acumen, you will be more informed about the market and your own skills.