arhyalon (arhyalon) wrote,

An interesting article on how to generate story ideas

Thought this was a rather interesting subject:


7 Ways to To Turn Sci-Fi Ideas Into Stories

by Emerson Fortier

Science fiction writers are constantly dreaming up new ideas, but not always ideas for great new stories. More often its some gadget or tool, or engine, or spacecraft design that pops into our heads one day and says “Gee, wouldn’t it be nice to see me in a story?” and of course it would. But a gadget or some new scientific discovery is not a story, and much as we wish we could just write a dissertation on our reat new idea, no one is going to be buying it without a story. So how do we build a story around great science fiction ideas? Here are seven types of sci-fi innovations and the way a story can be built around them.

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