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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