World-building is essential for every story, but obviously genre will have a major influence on how much our story requires. Setting can add an entirely new level of dimension to our stories.
Tag: how to write science fiction
Jul 11 2022
World-Building: Captivate Readers & Never Let Go
Jul 17 2019
Science Fiction—More than Just Gizmos
Jul 24 2017
Science Fiction, Horror & More—Why Speculative Fiction Matters
On Friday, we explored how shame is the beating heart of great fiction, how probing the shadow sides of human nature is what can separate the mundane from the magnificent. All fiction has its place. Some fiction is purely fun and escape and the world needs more fun and feel good. Certain books are simply a …
Feb 01 2016
Being GOD 101—The Basics of World Building
Balance between realism and imagination matters. For if your entire reality is a completely new one, your readers won’t recognize themselves in it anymore; but if your reality is too close to the known world – well, it’s not science fiction any longer then, is it?