hereiam wrote:Thanks for you nice reply. You are a very nice young woman after all;)
Same goes to you, too. Maybe we've finally picked up the right channel to communicate.
hereiam wrote:Generally I think people should write about things they know.
Exactly. But writing about things you know is only for journal. In your journal, you can write about anything like your days at work or how bacteria can be good and bad for our bodies, etc. You write about anything that comes up in your mind without worrying about its accurate.
Writing a book is totally different. Fiction or not, you still need some true foundation and a heavy load of research hours. This is why Harry Potter
or Da Vinci Code
is so famous. The books are totally fictional; however, people, for example, like me, can go online and search for more information based on the details in the books. It's like there's a base of information out there somewhere, and the authors have taken some of the information back and build a part of the bridge for us. All we have to do now is extend the bridge to get to where they've taken their information to gain our knowledge. It's so cool.
hereiam wrote:I am biologist so I can write fiction about wildlife cause I know it. I also know school life in my country so I can make some satirical portraits of all schools here. And every day I am finding new topics for my general satire of Polish educational system.
Go ahead. Do it. I think you should. Although writing a textbook is way harder than writing any other kinds of books, in my opinion, but it doesn't stop other people to live up their dreams. Therefore, I think you should.
One of my biology teachers doesn't have a dream to write a textbook although I think she's capable of doing it due to her rich knowledge. Instead she likes to pick out the best biology books for us. And she also writes her own notes. Before, my sister said she copied her notes and passed them out during lectures. Now she starts to sell her notes. She told us all the money will go to the school educational funds since she won't keep a dime.
I know writing her notes is nothing compare to writing a textbook since her notes are based on a texbook anyway. But some students in her her class, like me, think her notes are better than the textbooks. Some of us even asked her if she ever thought of writing a textbook. She responded that her notes are good enough inside the classroom and for us to pass the class only. The textbook is what gonna give us more knowledge even though she didn't pick some of the information in there.
Or you can write about how flowers can talk and stuff since your a botanist, right, if I remember it correctly. Children would love it. You can add information like saving the Earth, environment, atmosphere, etc. through your plant stories.
hereiam wrote: PS2. Besides, I think Mr Eistein is much more interesting to joke about than Mr Hitler (for example). You could also be very stunned how difficult, complicated and embarrassing was Einstein's private (family) life. His son had a mental disease and Einstein didn't care neither about him nor about his Bulgarian(?!) wife. At last he divorced her and married another as far as I remember. Probably that's the reason he became such an icon of science of XX century.
Ooooh, memoirs, my favorite one. One of my teachers once said, "everyone has a story to tell. How to tell it is the question of your abilities. Make your stories heard through varies way. And one of the best ways is writing." And I think this is why most famous people have their own memoirs. Either they're too conceited or they're like my teacher said--everyone has a story to tell.
However, when it comes to autobiography books, I don't like reading any biography that talks about their whole lives. I only like a part of their lives. It's either their childhood, what period of time that led them to who they are now, myths from others after they've become famous, or their love stories. I particularly like myths the best. To me, it's extraordinary to read a person who knows about his myths and extends the information. It's even better if he doesn't admit those myths are true or not. It leaves it a question mark after finishing the book.
Taken your example, I think it would be cool to read what Hitler had to say about himself, don't you think?
PS3. I thinkpublishers would publish everything if only they can see money in it. Unfortunatelly, they aren't able to predict many things still. For example I would never ever suspect Harry Potter could make SUCH an international career while so many thousand times more valuable books surely are forgotten for ever...
Nice day Lennye:)
I think this is why a true writer won't stop trying to publish their books. Like that English teacher I told you, I believe she still tries to get her book on the market. And I've heard that Rowling, herself, was having a hard time to get her first Harry Potter book published until the editors at Scholastic liked it and agreed to pay her to get it published. I'm not sure if this information is true. I think I'm gonna go check it.