Posted on 05/13/2021 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We’ve shared advice on writing historical fiction — in which everything has definitely happened — and on writing science fiction/fantasy — in which anything can happen.

So now it’s time to split the difference, with near-future dystopian fiction.

Author Christina Sweeney-Baird just recently released The End of Men, a novel set in 2025 and 2031 and in a world where a viral pandemic wreaks havoc. 

(Yes, it sounds familiar; she wrote about the eeriness of this in the Guardian earlier this year.)

During the process of writing and revising both it and another work in progress, Sweeney-Baird found that these seven tips on writing a near-future dystopian novel, which she shared with Writer's Digest, helped her greatly.

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