49 Science Fiction Terms Writers Should Know

A lot goes into writing a science fiction novel, and for most of us science noobs, things can get confusing fast, especially when words like technocracy and quantum slip steam get thrown around. So I thought I’d introduce you to some of the science fiction terms and concepts you’ll come across in the genre. I […]

Science Fiction: Putting the Science into Fiction

Science fiction is a genre, unlike many others. It’s grounded in reality but also far-fetched in its technology and content matter. It’s also a young genre that has captured the hearts of millions of people worldwide. Could it have something to do with our innate sense of curiosity? I mean, who here hasn’t thought about […]

The Horror Genre: How to Scare Your Readers Silly

I’m a sucker for a good plot and an engaging atmosphere, and the horror genre has that in spades. And if I’ve been bullied into watching or reading a horror story, I’ve spent the night tossing and turning at night, afraid to sleep. I hate horror stories for the effect that they have on my […]

How Writers Can Navigate Dystopian Worlds Successfully

Hey, Lovelies! You’re angry. You’re fed up. And you want to see change now. No more climate change. No more coronavirus. And you want a government that helps you – not one that locks you in your house. The system just isn’t working for you anymore. So we’re going to break free of those bonds today. […]

A Writer’s Survival Guide to the Post-Apocalyptic World

Hey, Lovelies! Phew! We got through the apocalypse! Now, what do we do? That’s going to be the focus of today’s post. Getting through that post-apocalyptic world. So get out your compass, we’re going to get straight to exploring. Post-Apocalyptic Worlds Post-Apocalyptic Fiction: a subgenre of science fiction and/or fantasy that takes place after the end […]

Writing Apocalyptic Fiction While the World Ends

Hey, Lovelies! With the coronavirus upon us, I thought that we should take a look at apocalyptic fiction. It’s been a long time since I’ve done an in-depth look at a genre, so for those of you who are unfamiliar with how this goes, let me give you a breakdown. We’ll start off as always […]