Originally posted by Djayed
SO I have some great sci-fi book/story ideas that I have been trying to write, but I discovered something about myself! I can come up with ideas all
day long, but when it comes to writing the meat of the story I draw a blank and end up writing something a 5th grader wouldn't want to turn into their
I am telling you my ideas are gold, so I thought what a better place to propose this....who want to collaborate on a book with me? How many of us can
we get? Can we use this forum as a tool to write the book? I do not think a group of people have written a book using forums before, so think about
the media attention we could get??
Just throwing it out to my fellow ATS members....I have done some work outlining the basis of the story...I was inspired by a definition of a term I
looked up, which I have pasted below. I thought it would be an awesome name for a sci-fi novel.
A distant unknown region; the extreme limit of travel and discovery.
Some basics of the story: First Generational ship to leave our solar system (Maybe on the way to Alpha Centauri?) and the things/issues/relationships
along the way. I have many other sub-stories written down for this book, but do not want to give away more than I have! We can collaborate using the
short story threads and maybe Google drive so we can edit words docs?
Let me know what you think ATS! Also, Mods please move if I shouldn't have posted this here, I just wanted to reach out to the short story writers
since I thought they would be more interested in this!
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I have found that if you're going to write a book, let the story tell itself. Be the third person in the room and describe the events and the
conversations. let it unfold and reveal itself. Think of yourself as the news reporter on the scene so to speak. I believe that stories exist and that
people are needed to tell them. Stephen King for example gets his stories from nightmares and dreams he has and then tells them. I wish you well. here
is a little of what I might do for a story such as yours...
TIME DATE: 2017, AUG 24 Frustration was beginning to build all over the ship as the light of the distant sun began to glow brighter and brighter.
The exploration teams were ready and the ship's valuable passengers were eager to see what new world they would find on the second planet circling the
yellow orange star ahead. Even now images of lush forests of green and purple along with vast ocean waters could be seem on the display screen. And
yet, no sign of intelligent life of any kind. A virtual virgin paradise so it would seem.
" Lt. Travis !"
" Sir ! "
" Bring us in slow and into a low orbit, I want to make sure we don't get a surprise when we descend to the planet's surface."
" Yessir ! "
The scurrying of personnel began to increase around the bridge as the ship began it's descent. It took a full forty minutes to reach the surface of
the planet and finally with a dull low sounding thud, the Elexis had landed safely.
Captain Becker leaned into the comm, " Acer and Reilly, gets your off teams ready ! "
" Yes Sir, we're ready to exit. " came a crackling voice from the comm.
He turned to his first officer Tom Browley and smiled.
" Sir, you're thinking of what I think you are, are you ? " Browley said
" What Browley, did you really think I would let anyone else step on this planet before I did ? really ? "
" Uh, well, protocol says..."
Becker cut him off with a laugh, " Out here ? I don't think so, anyways I'm still going and I need you in command. "
" Yes Sir..." Browley replied with a sigh as he assumed the command chair and pressed the comm. " Acer ? "
" Yes Sir ? "
" Hold up, captain's on the way down to the air deck. "
The air deck opened and a rush of warm moist air rushed in. They already knew the air was earth-like and so they didn't have the helmets on. They
stepped out onto the ground and began their exploratory trek into some green and purple fields along a ridge ahead overlooking a ocean of blue below
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