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How to Write a Great Science Fiction Novel in 7 Easy Steps


I want to particularly highlight this bit:


I’m unsure whether not doing something can be a step. But that’s not important. What’s important is avoiding research. I’m serious. Research is useful in two phases: the idea phase and the rewriting phase. In between, research is a stupid boring voice that says, It doesn’t work like that. You know what? I’m writing this story, I’ll tell you how it goddamn works. I’ll make it plausible in rewrites.

Because for real, if you’re in the middle of your first draft, your one and only job is to get through that first draft. Make a note and fix it later. Lately I’ve been shooting myself in the foot by trying to find the exact location of a building that doesn’t exist anymore. For two hours. When I could have written ‘do this later’ and kept on.

Whatever you do, keep writing.

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james sirius potter going to hogwarts and totally using his dad as an excuse to get away with all sorts of shit because excuse me was it your dad who defeated voldemort and he tries it once in herbology and neville is like excuse me was it you who told voldemort to fuck himself and killed his snake with a legendary sword while your dad took a nap yeah i didn’t think so now do your damn homework

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This is so hard because you know this isn’t the first time they’ve had this conversation. They probably have it every time he visits her. He squares his shoulders before he goes in there, and hopes for the best, relatively speaking. You can see it in his face in that second gif - the way he literally crumples when he sees that he’s lost her again.

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