Well, this group is for 40k (But NOT at all limited to, this is open to all Science Fiction and Fantasy) writers (And Fans!) to help each other in their writings, story lines, getting publish, editing and whatever! Since the "40k Fan Group" is the most popular group here on Moddb (besides it being far from biggest, Moddb.com), it could be cool to have something like this around for those of us who like to just think up our own stories, hell even if you like to draw awesome sci-fi/fantasy stuff (it doesn't even have to be 40k oriented), YOUR ALL WELCOME!

(CAUTION: I dunno if it would be such a great idea to post work you've done on here for EVERYONE to see, cause obviously... we can't stop anyone from being a plagiarizing SOB, so I'd say find someone/s to help you in editing your raw text)
Recommended Reading, For help with Writing! (Not meaning to be a good/great writer, you need to be taught from others, which i do NOT agree with, but these books can be helpful in their tips, strategies, and even give you the information you need on where and how to submit your work for publication! Should you decide to buy any of these... unfortunately i can't paste a link... otherwise i would... but should you decide to but any, most if not all of these books are used in College classes, and therefore would be found on online College Textbook stores, such as Half.com, which is usually the best to shop at, or websites that sell masses of books. It may NOT be the lowest though (Half.com), so shop around a bit before you purchase. Amazon.com is also good... sometimes... Just a thought!)

"Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft" [ Authors: Janet Burroway, Elizibeth Stuckey-French, and Ned Stuckey-French] (I guess any edition will do... i got the 8th though. A really good little book full of tips n strategies from many well off and accomplished authors.. again... not that thats needed, but can help! It focuses on Fiction in general, and everything it talks about can be easily used in Science Fiction or Fantasy writing, from character makeup, making the world, even sentence structure, all about story writing! Very useful book. I like.)

"How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy" [ Author: Orson Scott Card... the guy who wrote "Enders Game" ] (Well, i wouldn't let the title of this book scare you off, i've heard it is a extreme help and pleasure to read, chalk full of tips and idea's for going around and trying to get published. If you don't know about Mr. Orson Scott Card, he wrote a very well know SF book called "Enders Game", it even talks about how he started. I plan on getting it, and have heard the information applies to other fiction as well. Im sure its useful!)

"2012 Novel and Short Story Writer's Market" [ Editor: Adria Haley ] (All i can completely say for sure about this book, is that its awesome. Obviously you'll want to get the newest one when it comes out, every year. It tells you Publishing Company information for about every outlet of written work possible. From literary magazines, to online whatevers, to even Novels. It lists all the Publishing companies... most of whom are US Based, and what they're looking for in new material. Tells you how and when to submit your work, and what you chances are! I would say its a MUST GET if you plan on someday getting a book/short story published! Its not just for fiction btw... if you like writing essays its got companies for that as well as SF, Fantasy. Just get it, its well worth it.)

Word Counter (Literally counts how many words you got, say if your going to be submitting your work somewhere, sometimes you need to know how many words you have... and this will tell you.)

(It's a program that'll not only fix your grammer, but it'll do all the spelling n chit like that for you as well, and it'll ask you about it before it fixes it! CAUTION: This is just a trial thingamagig, so if you buy the program, BE CAREFUL, they kinda cheated me out of $100 and it was too late for a refund before i found out. Its an awesome program tho.)

Spell Check Test
(It's a super super simple spell checker, doesn't deal with any grammar or nothing like, but it at least does the job that's in its name)


(Well this is LIKE "Grammarly", sept im sure its somehow more restrictive... maybe. It checks your spelling and grammar, then tells you whats wrong, BUT, its up to you to fix it. Btw, when you press "Check Text" a message will pop up, don't freak out, its just some advertising BS for the company, just click "OK" and it'll check the text you entered. Oh ya, and its "free".)

Black Library "Bringing the worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 to life."
The new 2011 Black Library (the guys that publish all 40k books and Warhammer fantasy) open submission window has closed unfortunately... I myself (greencrab) submitted a short and we'll see where that goes, the new open submission window will probably stay closed (sometimes they open it for specific type of stories they want) until this time next year (2012), anywho, keep writing, and DON'T STOP!
anywho, if your thinking bout submitting a novel/short story to 'em, here are the guidelines!

For Warhammer Fantasy Writers (Lore/Fluff information)
LEXICANUM "Unofficial Warhammer Encyclopedia"
(Basically the Wikipedia for Warhammer Fantasy, same website as its 40k cousin, only its all on Warhammer Fantasy, will help with Fantasy Lore/Fluff. Unfortunately, the WH Fantasy Lexicanum is NOWHERE NEAR as well stocked with information or as well maintained as the 40K one is, :/ )

For the Warhammer 40,000 writers, here's some help for the lore (or if you wana call it "fluff"... ), so you can make your writing as accurate as POSSIBLE!

LEXICANUM "The unofficial Warhammer 40,000 Encyclopedia"
(Basically the Wikipedia for WH:40K)

Wikia "Timeline of the Warhammer 40,000 universe"
(basically... ya... its exactly what the quote is, from the "Old Ones" way before the Imperium, or Man, to the current 40k Universe)


(Or, for more specialized information... may want to double check with Lexicanum or the previous link.)


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BillNye_the_Nazi_Spy Creator
BillNye_the_Nazi_Spy Sep 16 2011 says:

Update on "The Void" will be posted late afternoon or evening tomorrow.

Sorry for the delay.

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BillNye_the_Nazi_Spy Creator
BillNye_the_Nazi_Spy Sep 17 2011 replied:

Seems as though my computer doesn't want me to update this thing.

I can't find the damn word document >.<.

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greenishcrab Creator
greenishcrab Sep 16 2011 replied:

nah its cool, i'll check it out when i can, write you the review too as soon as possible

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BillNye_the_Nazi_Spy Creator
BillNye_the_Nazi_Spy Sep 18 2011 replied:

Still posted a small part of it that I rewrote.

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Commander_Jbug Sep 13 2011 says:

i'm working on a new, detailed script for my game frontier and ill post the script here soon

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greenishcrab Creator
greenishcrab Sep 14 2011 replied:

sweet, looking foreward to it

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TheEmperorsChampion. Sep 12 2011 says:

My char who Ive been working on for the past 10 years, his saga draws close to an end, his acomplishments, being one of (if not the) greatest milatary minds ever, keeping sane for his 24000 years, having an empire only a few hundread planets smaller then the Imperiums, adopting a daughter to relp0ace himself, and despite being the epitome of badassey and epic, not being a Mary sue perfect char, he has flaws, big ones, his desires. The final chapters involve him falling to Chaos, then reedming himself, finnaly, when all seems perfect, the reaming Tyranids appear, and the mother of all last stands erupt, as Guardsmen, Space marine, Clone trooper, Spartan, ODST and others hold the line for one final time

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greenishcrab Creator
greenishcrab Sep 12 2011 replied:

wholy **** post that, i gotta see Guardsmen and Clone Troopers fighting together

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TheEmperorsChampion. Sep 13 2011 replied:

Planning on it, basicly a giant mash up of all the Sci-FI universe I enhoy (Star wars, Halo, 40k of corse) gunna take a while though, still writing the "Ascension" saga, where he becomes corrutped after thusoands of years of temptaions, he falls to chaos, becomes a Slanneshi/Khorne lord, being that only what they offer will attract him, hes no book worm or plauge beaerer, he is a proad, ancinet warrior, with many human flaws.

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greenishcrab Creator
greenishcrab Sep 14 2011 replied:

defintaely something i think many peopel miss with their characters, making them human enough for flaws.
anywho, looking foreward to seeing some of this text!

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greenishcrab Creator
greenishcrab Sep 12 2011 says:

Lets not Forget 9/11
no matter your politics, beliefs, nationality.

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BillNye_the_Nazi_Spy Creator
BillNye_the_Nazi_Spy Sep 9 2011 says:

Where do we put our stories?

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greenishcrab Creator
greenishcrab Sep 10 2011 replied:

see where all the stories are? go to the top right of that box where has a + sign and says "Post Article", then yea, thats how

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