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How to Write Science Fiction Stories

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 3 3

Science fiction stories

I first became convinced that I was a science fiction writer when I went for days thinking the planet was under attack and most of the so-called humans around me were aliens. I woke up from that long, vibrantly colored, three-dimensional dream and found that I had all the tools and imagination to write and create science fiction stories. Speculative fiction has three main ways of creating a storyline: write about gadgets or about people and of course, a combination of both. Start writing a science fiction short story of around five thousand words. This will help you to learn plot and structure before going on to longer and more complicated projects. You will have greater confidence and the experience under your belt. To have great ambitions and bite off too much, often ends in unfinished and neglected manuscripts.

It is always great fun to read such luscious, escapism adventures. To write science fiction stories is beyond fascinating. Progress as a writer each time you produce and, hopefully publish, each work. The journey as a science writer is challenging and engaging, the proof of your success will be in your library of works..


Step 1

Choose your characters wisely. Decide what kind of aliens or human beings will be the antagonists and protagonists in your story. Introduce them in a clever way, then slip in historical biographies to propel the story along.

Step 2

Bring in an awesome environment. Also, a vehicle is important while writing a science fiction story. Go into detail on the world, planet or civilization background that has lead up to this timeline. Configure the appropriate transportation device that will house your characters.

Step 3

Structure the storyline in a way that will easily guide the reader-audience succinctly from one destination to another, from one psycholgical idea to the next drama. Do the basic 101 from the get-go. Look at the plot and structure in a way that is virginal to your audience. Educate, identify and define beings and actions every step of the way.

Step 4

Create illusions that are mind-boggling. You want to invent ideas, structures and civilizations that entertain. Speculate on future possibilities. Re-ignite that whole-brain, realm possibility, in the reader-audience.

Step 5

Finish your science fiction story with an element of "what comes next"? Yes, a sequel. At the very end, after a terrific lead into the ultimate demise of a world, civilization or favorite heroe/heroine, allow a window to future adventures. Let the ending write itself, it is an accumulation of ideas, episodes and adventures that must come to a satisfying end for the hungry reader. Get started and write your science fiction stories like there's no tomorrow.



Jul 16, 2010 9:45pm
Wonderful details for writing a fiction story. I think you are a prime example of a fine writer. thank you for the great tips.
Jul 17, 2010 1:12am
Thank you, Roberta, for your lovely comments on my science fiction article. I wrote it from my heart and the information I know from writing many of these types of fiction stories.
Jul 20, 2010 8:27am
This seems like a good methodology for starting out on any type of story. Now I'm inspired to read your science fiction. Thanks for the clear instructions and well written article.
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