Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Tips for Writing Sci-fi (part 2)
I have my theories, and I know what I like, so I have a few observations and opinions to share regarding what a science fiction writer should consider when crafting his or her work. I think an important step is to abandon any illusion that your plot is going to be totally unique, thinking that it won't fall under one of the many cliche categories in science fiction. That sounds depressing, but don't let it be--some of our favorite science fiction stories can easily be categorized and compared with other similar, cliche plots. It's not necessarily a unique plot that captures an audience, but how that plot is used to tell a story that transcends its own cliche.