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12/27/2005

Aphorisims for Writing Science-Fiction

Filed under: — Posted by the Fantasist during the Hour of the Tiger which is terribly early in the morning.
The moon is Waning Crescent

Mostly, these apply to fantasy, too.
David Alexander Smith, a member of SFWA, has written a fine article about things to think about and watch out for while writing speculative fiction. Honestly, though, these are all things that any good writer in any genre should be doing. Certainly, writers of speculative fiction (ie. fantasy and science-fiction) have certain special considerations, but, for the most part, good writing is simply good writing. And, that’s what Mr. Smith has outlined in his article, a short list of 23 things to keep in mind while trying to write good fiction.
I know, I’ll be going back to this article on a regular basis!

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