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Lit I want to write star wars

Discussion in 'Literature' started by sithtimelord, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. sithtimelord

    sithtimelord Jedi Youngling

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    Okay big dream is to be an author for the Star Wars Books, does anyone know how to go about this? Who do i talk too?
     
  2. Zorkel567

    Zorkel567 Jedi Master star 4

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    Um, you need to be a professional author and most of the time THEY approach you, not the other way around. At least that is how Sue Rostoni described it when she was still there.
     
  3. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yeah, as far as I'm aware it's impossible to have your first novel be a Star Wars novel. You have to have a few of your own novels impress before. They're quite selective.

    I believe Timothy Zahn said the best thing you can do if you want to write Star Wars is to simply start writing science fiction or fantasy. Impress the right people, and you (most likely through an agent) can approach them and offer to write a Star Wars novel.

    No one is stopping you from writing fanfiction, though.
     
  4. V-2

    V-2 Jedi Master star 4

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    In addition to following the friendly advice above, concentrating on your spelling, punctuation and grammar would help too.
     
  5. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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  6. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'd like to meet the person who would use a time machine for that of all things, so that I can relieve a poor fool of their time machine :p
     
  7. Mirax Terrik

    Mirax Terrik Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    From Aaron Allston's page:

     
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  8. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    And as a writer, you needn't focus solely on sci-fi; Joe Schreiber and Tim Lebbon are horror authors.

    But, yes, to echo V-2, you should concentrate on the basics. Spelling, grammar, and take a few creative writing courses. Every author who I've spoken to on the behalf of a friend of mine (who wants to be a writer) have all said the same thing: Perfect the basics and take a creative writing class. Just because you can put sentences together on a page doesn't mean that you're a writer. There is more to writing than just typing.
     
  9. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Although they're arguably two sides of the same coin, it seems Lucasbooks has shifted from hiring mainly sci-fi writers to hiring mostly fantasy writers. Personally, I felt that was a great decision; a lot of the Bantam era authors seemed to think they were writing Star Trek novels (*cough cough Vonda McIntyre) . Star Wars has a much higher dosage of fantasy than it might seem. I don't think there will be much argument when I say that hiring fantasy writers such as Matthew Stover, Greg Keyes, Sean Stewart, Paul Kemp, and so on are some of the best decisions they've made.
     
  10. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    If you want to try Fan Fiction as a beginning, be sure to see our Fan Fic forums. We have both Non-SW and SW.
     
  11. Kyris Cavisek

    Kyris Cavisek Jedi Knight star 4

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    I want people to think of better thread names...

    Why not try to give it a title that isn't a sentence
     
  12. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Hey, at least he didn't call it "I want to..."
     
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  13. Kyris Cavisek

    Kyris Cavisek Jedi Knight star 4

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    That would be just terrible