“Do you create an entire universe for your characters to live in and how much of that do you use in the actual story?”
This is a question often posed, most recently by Mirjam Maclean of the LinkedIn Group: Science Fiction readers, writers, collectors, and artists.
In my case…
So it’s 2012 and I am trying to write a novel, despite characters seeking independence, stories inflating to epic proportions and the looming specter of SF’s accursed “infodump”. How to keep it lean and clean but coherent and credible?
With a bound, our aspiring author was free!
At time of writing, my
Book Summaries page indicates that I am working on two books at once.
But it’s much worse than that. Grab a coffee, pull up a chair and listen to the salutary tale of a beginner…
By Andy McKell
Aftermath, aspiring author, Back-story, Crisis, deal with the devil, Earth, Exposition (literary technique), Homeworld, infodump, learn from the greats, literary giants, prequel, Science fiction, Short story, Succession, technique