In this post, Dustin Grinnell analyzes the screenplay for Spike Jonze's Her to see how writers can put heart in their science fiction.
In this post, learn how to write a science fiction novel from beginning to end, including 4 approaches for the first chapter of your novel, tips for writing about fictional technology, writing dystopian fiction, writing a science fiction series, and more.
We had the pleasure of talking with Tobias S. Buckell ahead of his keynote at indieLAB. Read on to discover his thoughts on what it takes to write powerful sci-fi, the process of writing with a co-author, and what's next for his career.
New York Times Bestselling Author Sara Raasch shares her list of 20 considerations you should work through when building fantasy worlds.
The Octavia Project, WD’s inaugural charity partner for the 2018 Annual Conference, offers young women and trans, gender non-conforming, or questioning youth the chance to participate in free interdisciplinary workshops that encourage critical thinking, build confidence, and develop skills in a myriad of subjects.
In advance of our 4th Annual Science Fiction and Fantasy Virtual Conference, four of the participating presenters share their best quick tips for writing fantasy and science-fiction.
Collecting articles from editor Dan Koboldt’s popular blog series for writers and fans of speculative fiction—plus a foreword by Chuck Wendig and a collection of never-before-published articles—Putting the Science in Fiction connects you to experts in a broad range of fields.
So, you’re ready to write a science fiction or fantasy novel. But where to start? Here's how to create your fantastic world by starting with a single character.
When you've got an in idea your head, and you need to tell the story, where do you begin? Use this advice to write a science fiction novel.
How do you entice readers to try out a new world when everyone already loves the old one? Why start from scratch when the recipe works?
Here are a few questions to ask yourself as you go about the task of "world-editing" in the early stages of an urban fantasy, paranormal, or near-future science fiction story.
The single biggest trap of writing science fiction is focusing on the science, not the fiction. Here's how to avoid that trap.
When writing about vampires, the key is to avoid making them cliche. Here's how to do that.
Writing strong exposition in speculative fiction (or SF, the umbrella term for fantastical fiction genres such as science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and horror) is a balancing act. It’s like watering a plant. Too little water and it dries up and dies; too much water and it rots and drowns. Here's how to get it just right.