By Jean E. Lane Author of the “Lill and Mewe” series
Tip 1: Find a General Topic
Find a science topic that you are comfortable with and research that topic. All good science fiction begins with fact. Although you are writing beyond what we already know, you must still be believable.
There are many online sources and magazines where you can gather your tidbits of information. Write down anything you find interesting that you can weave into your story. I like to keep a ‘source’ file. Before long you’ll find a favorite “go to” place for your information, but never use just one source.
Know your target audience to whom you are writing and gear your information to that level. It’s okay to use those bigger words, sometimes you will need to do just that. Start brainstorming with your ideas, just let the ideas flow, write a paragraph or a page and see which direction your ideas take you. Let your own personality enter into the writing equation. Save your source information, you’ll need to do a bibliography later for your book.
About Jean E. LaneFlorida area and considers this her home. Shortly afterwards, she met and later married her husband Ken; now they have a home just northwest of Orlando.