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This Week In Writing, we celebrate First Contact Day by exploring one of the best genres out there: sci-fi!
Today is the 41st pre-anniversary of First Contact Day. Ok, that’s a little confusing. According to Star Trek lore, the first meeting between humans and Vulcans occurs on April 5, 2063. The momentous occasion 41 years from now is known as First Contact Day!
I’ll admit that I’m much more of a Star Wars fan than Star Trek. I have vague memories of Star Trek: TNG and Voyager from childhood and watched the JJ Abrams films. Though, I love any excuse to talk about science fiction writing!
Sci-fi is some of my favorite writing and, based on my biased brain, some of the most creative. Building unique worlds, species, and histories that readers not only devour but find themselves part of is exceptionally inspiring.
This Week's Discussion
Are you a science fiction writer? What motivates and inspires you to create new worlds? If you’re not a sci-fi author, what is your favorite writing from the genre?
Bonus question for all you Trekkies: How are you celebrating First Contact Day?
This Week's Featured Links
How to Write a Science Fiction Story | by N.A. Turner — writingcooperative.com
What makes a good science fiction story? I love science fiction because it’s a beautiful way to hold up a mirror to the reader, dealing with futuristic concepts, ideas, and speculations.
You Need Good Characters to Write Science Fiction That People Read | by Taylor Foreman — writingcooperative.com
Writing a good science fiction story is less about knowing how it works and more about saying something that matters.
How a Science Fiction Writer Helped Me Destroy Perfectionism and Get More Things Done? | by Ryan J. Pelton — writingcooperative.com
In art and life, the hardest part is finishing what you started. For years I wrote and wrote and never shared my work with another soul.
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