How to: WRITE A SCIENCE FICTION STORY!

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1. CHARACTERS

1.1. ASTRONAUT

1.2. SCIENTIST

1.3. ALIEN

1.4. CYBORG

1.5. ROBOT

1.6. CLONE

1.7. HYBRID

1.8. A.I.

1.9. TIME TRAVELLER

1.10. "SPACE COWBOY" / "SPACE COWGIRL"

1.11. SUPERHERO

2. LANGUAGE and TRICKS

2.1. MAKE VIVID DESCRIPTIONS TO EXCITE YOUR READERS' IMAGINATION

2.2. MIND YOUR ACCURACY (GRAMMAR / SYNTAX / VOCABULARY)

2.3. EMPLOY STRONG IMAGERY

2.4. USE METAPHORS / SIMILES

2.5. CREATE RELATABLE CHARACTERS AND REALISTIC DIALOGUE

2.6. BUILD UP SUSPENSE

2.7. PROVIDE SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND, DO YOUR RESEARCH (THIS IS THE SCIENCE FICTION GENRE, REMEMBER?)

2.8. CHOOSE YOUR TARGET GROUP AND WRITE APPROPRIATELY FOR THEM

3. WORLD and PLOT BUILDING (Remember the 5"W" and 1 "H")

3.1. WHEN (NEAR / FAR FUTURE/ ALTERNATE TIMELINE)

3.2. WHERE (EARTH/ OTHER PLANET / GALAXY / SPACE / PARALLEL UNIVERSE / ALTERNATE SPACE)

3.3. WHAT IF (TECHNOSCIENTIFIC or LOGICAL ASSUMPTION TO LINK REALITY WITH STORY)

3.4. WHO (MAIN HEROES AND SECONDARY CHARACTERS)

3.5. WHY (SECOND LEVEL EXPLANATIONS / MOTIVES BEHIND YOUR CHARACTERS AND PLOT)

3.6. HOW (MAIN EVENT OR STARTING POINT OF STORY)

4. THEMES and PLOTS

4.1. SPACE TRAVEL / EXPLORATIONS

4.2. ALIENS / FIRST CONTACT

4.3. LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS / SPACE

4.4. FUTURISTIC SOCIETIES

4.5. CYBERSPACE / DIGITAL LIFE

4.6. BODY ALTERATIONS

4.7. A. I. (ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE)

4.8. TIME TRAVEL / WARPED TIME

4.9. WORMHOLES / TELEPORTATION

5. SUB-GENRES of SCI-FI

5.1. UTOPIA / DYSTOPIA

5.2. ALTERNATE UNIVERSE

5.3. REVERSE HISTORY

5.4. PULP

5.5. SPACE OPERA

5.6. CYBERPUNK

5.7. HARDCORE

5.8. FEMINIST

5.9. SUPERHERO

5.10. POST-APOCALYPTIC

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