Sci Fi Factor – World Building for Science Fiction or Fantasy

Posted: November 18, 2010 in sci-fi, Writing Tips
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World Building for Science Fiction or

Fantasy

by Tina Morgan

Creating settings for a science fiction or fantasy world can be an exhilarating or daunting task. Unlike other genres, there are few limitations on where the imagination can go. This is the ultimate opportunity for a writer to stretch her/his creative muscles.

However, there is one catch you need to be aware of before you start writing. Many science fiction and fantasy readers are well educated and well read. Do not make the mistake of condescending to them or you will greatly reduce your odds of publication.

Like any other genre, you will find readers from a variety of occupations but in science fiction you will find many readers who know the science. Often their love for technology or space came from reading a science fiction of fantasy novel as a young child and they transferred that passion into a career in the technology or science industry. For this reason I say the most important aspect of creating your setting with be research.

via Sci Fi Factor – World Building for Science Fiction or Fantasy.

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