How To Write Science Fiction

HOW TO WRITE SCIENCE FICTION: Are Planets Islands Or Continents?

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Last week I ruminated pointlessly about good names for fictional planets and/or countries, as opposed to the lame ones we've all come across from time to time ("The United Federal People's Democratic Republic of Arcticstan," etc). That got me to thinking of another SF convention that's kinda' odd.

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HOW TO WRITE SCIENCE FICTION: Lesson 8: "Storing Up Nutty Ideas For Winter"

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We haven't done one of these in a bit, and they're kind of fun, and in re-reading some comments on the older entries I found some additional tips that probably need a bit more exposure. Today we'll talk about storing up nuts - or nutty ideas - for winter.

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HOW TO WRITE SCIENCE FICTION: Lesson 7: “Aristotle was a Hack”

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Welcome to our ongoing series of tips on how to write Science Fiction. I’m not a professional writer, and it’s doubtful that I have anything of any merit to teach you, but I am arrogant enough to try. Anything I say here should be taken as the braying of a jackass, and not as authoritative advice. I’m just saying what’s worked for me.

Feel free to ask questions or make comments below. If something requires expansion or explanation, or just rambling wise-ass comments, I’ll be happy to do it.

LESSON # 7: Aristotle was a Hack.

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HOW TO WRITE SCIENCE FICTION: Lesson 6: “Let’s talk about Structure”

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Welcome to our ongoing series of tips on how to write Science Fiction. I’m not sure that I have anything of any merit to teach you, but I am arrogant enough to try. I’m not a professional writer. Anything I say here should be taken as the braying of a jackass, and not as authoritative advice. I’m just saying what’s worked for me.

Feel free to ask questions or make comments below. If something requires expansion or explanation, or just rambling wise-ass comments, I’ll be happy to do it.

LESSON # 6: Let’s talk about Structure

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HOW TO WRITE SCIENCE FICTION: Lesson 5: “Don‘t force it”

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Welcome to our ongoing series of tips on how to write Science Fiction. I’m not sure that I have anything of any merit to teach you, but I am arrogant enough to try. I’m not a professional writer. Anything I say here should be taken as the braying of a jackass, and not as authoritative advice. I’m just saying what’s worked for me.

Feel free to ask questions or make comments below. If something requires expansion or explanation, or just rambling wise-ass comments, I’ll be happy to do it.

LESSON # 5: Don‘t force it.

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HOW TO WRITE SCIENCE FICTION: Lesson 3: “Start Small.”

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Last year, it was suggested we run a series of tips on how to write Science Fiction. I’m not sure that I have anything of any merit to teach you, and I’m not sure I *could* teach even if I had something worth telling you. I am, however, arrogant enough to try.

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HOW TO WRITE SCIENCE FICTION: Lesson 2: “Don’t tell anyone about it!”

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Last year, Kit suggested we run a series of tips on how to write Science Fiction. That seemed like a pretty good idea, so this will be a continuing series. I’ll pass along my pointers and observations in no particular order, as they occur to me, for whatever little my thoughts are worth.

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