How can I get readers to relate to a non-human character in a story?

 Easy. Give them human characteristics, which is what most, if not all, writers do when describing non-human characters.   I suspect it’s the ONLY way to describe a character because, as humans, we don’t know how to describe anything other than ourselves and, fortunately for writers, that includes a huge range of characters from the …

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How do I write a science fiction short story when I don’t have any ideas on what to write about?

Actually, it’s not as hard as you might think. As a short story writer, I wrote one story a week, which is par for most writers of short fiction. But that means there are times when the creative juices dry up. Sort of. That’s when I learned to look at the menu on the satellite …

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Does writing exhaust or energize you? What are some common traps for aspiring writers?

Both because writing is both exhausting and energizing. It all depends on what step I’m at in the process whether I mentally and emotionally sag or whether I look at what I’ve done or am doing and realize that it’s pretty good.   Traps for new writers? They are all mental: Thinking you’re not good …

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Should I plan the novel or just start writing?

 Depends ——- There are two kinds of writers of novels: ‘Pantsers’ write by the seat of their pants. They just sit down and start writing. They normally end up doing a whole lot of revision and rewriting and, occasionally, even changing the thrust of the story, but they say this method allows their mind free …

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Space Junque by L K Rigel

         http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0041T59IY Review:  Space Junque by L K Rigel I liked this book enough to read it straight through. Though the book is complete in itself, (a wonderful and somewhat rare thing in a series), if you want to truly know what happens later, you must read the sequel. A generous portion …

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