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Thursday, 7 April 2011

F: Futuristic, Fairytale and Fantasy

Have you ever asked yourself: "If we should write what we know, how can anyone write about the FUTURE as Sci Fi Fantasy"?

 The answer is: Use your current world as the structure around which readers can relate to your story
and then you spice it up with the What if's  that every author should be asking themselves.

Of course a knowledge of technology and innovation is also key. So you may have to research what you don't know.

Fashion Designers, artists etc. all look towards new and original designs and it is the same with writing novels.

 Authors seem to revel in the Dystopian idea of the future of a depressingly woebegone world, which personally I loathe. I like the aftermath plotlines of survival, but so often the novels and films on this appear to revolve around a bunch of men with guns and other weapons fighting for supermacy, which again seems disappointingly clichéd.

So how do you see the future?

The 10th Kingdom Stardust [Blu-ray] The Hobbit: 70th Anniversary EditionAgain I love Fairytale stories like The 10th Kindgom, Stardust, The Hobbit, but I don't tend to read many. I have decided to try another Neil Gaiman novel soon.
Can you recommend any?