James Gunn Describes "Science-Fiction Openings" in The Writer Magazine
The December 2011 issue of the Writer magazine (available in most bookstores, and can be purchased at www.WriterMag.com), our very own James Gunn has an article about how to effectively open a science fiction story.
The article, "Science-Fiction Openings," begins:
"There's nothing like a good beginning -- unless it's a good ending. But, as I used to tell my fiction-writing students, without a good beginning the reader will never get to the ending."
The article not only about beginnings, but about how to grab the reader's interest and keep them engaged with your story. There are plenty of other pieces of advice, such as "Science fiction makes background foreground, because it constructs a different world around a kernel of change."
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