How to Write Science-Fiction Novel
Science fiction is an exciting genre in storytelling. It springs curiosity through the depth of its imagination. So if you happen to get it right, you have your readers in your palms.
To write a scientifically plausible fiction that answers the question “what if” you have to develop powerful characters in your storyline. And here’s how:
Begin with a Question
Before writing the first sentence of your story, have an implicit or explicit question your story will be asking. This measure will help you develop your characters and story. When sci-fi surfaced initially, the questions asked were evident to the readers. Remember, early sci-fi writers like Isaac Asimov asked a question like; what is the likely political and social implication from the invention of semi-conscious robots?
Ensure You’re Telling a Great Story
Got a brilliant idea? Great. However, can your idea make a great story? Ensure your idea transitions into a fascinating story that portrays changes in the world you’re creating, or in the life of the major character.
Develop an Intriguing World
Is it a sci-fiction if the world isn’t fascinating enough? Worldbuilding is an integral part of an exciting sci-fiction story. Let your imaginary world also disclose your opinion of the real world while indicating real-world dilemmas and concerns.
To create a fantastic world, start with the part you find most exciting about your idea, whether it’s the language or the landscape. Create boundaries to give a realistic sense to your imaginary world. Determine the rules and laws; if there’s going to be magic, who has the right to such powers?
Also, specify the kind of world you desire. Outline the features of the environment and its effect on the lives inside it. Create a way of life for the people and specify their language. Highlight the history of the world you’re creating to make the story more factual. Seek inspiration from past sci-fi stories and model how the novelists resolve the worldbuilding questions in their stories.
Ensure that the Rules Governing Your World is Unchanging
Characters and the world may indeed develop, but keep the rules the same throughout the story. If it ever changes, provide a valid reason and show the readers why.
Develop Your Character
Don’t merely concentrate on creating the settings of your story or plot; ensure that your characters are well-formed. Ensure compelling circumstances surround your characters so that they can have emotional effects on the characters.
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