Speculating about emerging technologies. (By futurist Michell Zappa)
is a descriptive list which was created by to categorize every dramatic situation that might occur in a story or performance. To do this Polti analyzed classical texts, plus classical and contemporaneous works. He also analyzed a handful of non-Fr...
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Check your story's characters for internal, external qualities, how well you wrote them on the page and tips on special characters.
A short story is like a chess game: The opening is a huge part of whether you win or lose. The first sentence of a short story doesn't just "hook" readers, it also sets the tone and launches the plot. Sure, the opening sentences are important in nove...
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Space exploration is a grand adventure. Its mystery has always captivated us and the inevitable discoveries to come will add to the many cosmological insig
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When Hollywood wants a futuristic, paranoid thriller where nothing is what it seems, the studios reach for the work of one man. This week, Philip K. Dick continues his reign as Hollywood's idea spigot, with a remake of Total Recall.
Ideas and inspiration for science fiction writers
We give you a run down of the best science fiction books ever written
Books are magical inventions. By carrying meaning, they gives us glimpses of experience and knowledge from a different world. They give access to the accumulated records of other people's experience. Phonetic language, being cut-off from time and pla...
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You can describe your character's feelings in more exact terms than just "happy" or "sad." Check these lists for the exact nuance to describe your character's intensity of feelings.