Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Tips for Writing Sci-fi (part 3)

Another consideration for writing successful science fiction is that you should write the story about the characters and not the plot. The plot is only a framework, a playground for your characters. Drop interesting characters into any cliche plot and you'll have an interesting story to tell, because it's not the plot that really drives the story, it's the characters. As an example, how many sci-fi stories are there about rag-tag resistance armies (rebels) that rise up to defeat a powerful and evil empire? Yet we didn't mind the cliche in Star Wars at all, because the characters were so compelling. Attend just about any Star Wars related event, and you'll see people dressed up as the iconic Star Wars characters. People love great characters, so make sure you have them telling your story!

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