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10 Tips for Writing Science Fiction10 Tips for Writing Science Fiction10 Tips for Writing Science Fiction by JosephBlakeParker
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Chapter 1 “Genres” – Section 3“Sci-fi”
With Links to Supplementary Material
Continuing on our series on genres, the next major story-type that needs to be covered is Sci-fi. Sci-fi is a very strong medium for stories. But as such, it's a medium that has been turned into a mix of cliches and commercial exploitation. Today, I am going to talk about some of the strengths and failings of this genre. Note that while many (if not all) tips for one genre apply to all of the others, I will try to not repeat myself, and will try to put the tips with the genre to which they are most relevant.
Tip 1: Create an intimate story with characters that you care about, and do not feel like it has to be epic in scale.
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