Posted on 08/16/2019 at 01:12 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
When you’re writing science-based fiction, handling facts can be tricky.
That’s true whether you’re looking to invent a new reality or adhere faithfully to the one we know.
Sam Bleicher, an adjunct professor of law and also a novelist, has some advice on this matter.
He suggests that you:
Get verifiable facts right.
Be wary of scientific conflicts.
Distort scientific reality in as few respects as possible.
Flag the “unscientific” assumptions.
Not allow the format to undermine your writing.
He explains each of these suggestions further at The Creative Penn.
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