Do you think I should get a ghostwriter?
Do you think I should get a ghostwriter?
Nope. You should write your own stories yourself. The ghostwriter doesn't really care about the material, not in the same way you do. To a ghostwriter, your story is just a job. To you, your story is yours, something you created/are creating. It comes from you, it is you. You are personally and emotionally involved with it and that is one of the many things that contributes to a great story.
Problem is, as much as I love my own story, I have certain disorders that cause problems staying focused. I so desperate to complete this story that I'm willing to hire a ghostwriter do write it. I'm that desperate.
If you love it that much, and if you are that desperate, then you should have more than enough motivation to let loose what writing you can. I agree it may not be easy. Even without disorders, actual writing can be a very tedious process. However, that passion is what sees all of us through the tough times to completion.
Imagination does not make you a writer. Writing your story is what makes you a writer. So take a good hard look in the mirror, and ask yourself: am I a writer?
Writing is definitely not for everyone. If you find yourself struggling and getting nowhere, perhaps another creative outlet may be more suitable: one that you're proficient in and actually enjoy!
You may want to turn your ideas into a series of short stories, or a graphic novel?
I myself struggle with novel writing, but I find my skills lend themselves well with storyboard/screenwriting.
Don't give up!
I have dreams of being a storyboard/screenwriter...
But seriously, perhaps you should co-write it. Maybe you have a friend writer who is as passionate about fantasy as you who would want to work on a project with you or you can narrow down the actual tasks that you have difficulty with and just have someone, like an admin type person, to do those? Or, if your problem is really just focus, adapt your work schedule and environment to suite. For example, schedule writing time in short increments (I do this myself since I am usually pretty exhausted by the time I find time to sit and write), create a distraction free environment, ect. I bet you can write it, if you just adjust your work style to cater to your weaknesses.
To clarify for those who haven't been following his other threads, his idea is for a graphic novel or something along those lines.
Co-writing with a friend might be a way to go about it. Ghostwriters are for celebrities who can't write and mega-famous authors who can't keep up with their publishing schedules, not for you or I.
I need help on writing my Bible. Not a christian Bible but a rule book that governs my entire created universe.
Think about what you're asking. Either you plan to tell someone else what you want your world to contain, probably in the form of emails, in which case you'd be writing it all down yourself anyway; OR, what you really want is someone to make it all up for you, in which case it isn't your world at all. No-one is going to do the latter, it's ridiculous to imagine otherwise. You need to stop worrying and just write something. APART from one line threads on forums that is...
That you would say this on a sf/f genre forum to a bunch of writers (in fact or in waiting) makes you sound like a troll.Not a christian Bible but a rule book that governs my entire created universe.
Agreed with Noumenon.
Isaac, you say you want to write a fabulous, epic scifi story. That you want it to incorporate both hard and soft scifi and that you have aliens, spaceships, individual characters and story ideas. You have said you want, or may get, a ghostwriter to work on this with you. Ok. But, as Noumenon says, you would end up telling the ghostwriter how you want your story written and, unless you are physically meeting with this person somewhere (home or a coffee shop maybe and, even then, a lot of) your communication is going to be through writing. Which means you are going to be writing out everything yourself anyway.
I think I've said it before somewhere, but the questions we have asked you and to which you have responded with one paragraph, textbook-like answers were questions that, for many writers, would have spurred their imaginations and caused thoughts like fireworks to go off in their heads and forced them to start writing out a story. It wouldn't have to be long, but it would be something more than a single paragraph and it wouldn't be in a textbook format. Not all of the ideas, but some should have done something for you. If you really do want to write out these stories, then these questions did give you ideas. But I say "if" because I am no longer certain of you and I am swiftly coming to agree with Noumenon's final statement up there.
A reminder to our members that calling other members trolls is not the accepted practice here at SFFWorld. If you have a complaint about a member's posting, then you should contact staff about it. You are also under no obligation to respond to any thread posting simply because it is there.
Isaac, as has been pointed out to you, no one here is really going to be able to fill your bible for you. Perhaps folks asking you questions about your ideas in the other thread will help you. You can also post other questions you have in that FAQ thread, rather than starting quite so many new threads.
Kat, it wasn't my intention to make a direct accusation, but you're right that I could have just kept my mouth shut rather than respond in a negative manner. My apologies, Isaac.
They just weren't sure what you were trying to do, Isaac. You weren't responding to questions before and now you are better about it, so they understand what you are after more now. The reminder was for everybody that if you think a member is breaking the rules of the forum, let staff know rather than getting upset with the member in the thread. It's something we all have to try to remember, especially since we are working with print, not faces and voices.