For this week’s writing thoughts I will be talking about a recurring theme in cyberpunk stories; natural vs synthetic humanity. It’s a classic story that goes back to the tale of Frankenstein and his monster. Having talked about the cyberpunk genre earlier this week, this topic sprung to mind and it’s a fun one to focus on!
Here are my thoughts!
Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction, but like any genre with the word ‘punk’ in it, it focuses on the underworld society, the lowlife perspective in a dystopian future. Writing this genre requires a captivating story that highlights the issues in man’s desire for power at any cost and the slow decline of morality in society. It’s tense most of the time, shocking the rest, but captivating all the way through!
Here are some insights on cyberpunk stories and advice for writing your story!
Welcome to the start of a new series of blog posts! Writing Thoughts will be primarily opinions on aspects of writing in all forms of media, from books to movies. The purpose behind Writing Thoughts is to promote discussion on the topics I discuss in each episode. I give my two cents worth on the topics and you can let me and others know your thoughts on the topic in the comments below
While I will be choosing most of these topics myself, should you have any suggestions or questions that fit this informal series, let me know in the comments as well!
Action scenes are deceptively easy to write. For the imaginative mind, an action scene is simply detailing the actions of characters trying to run from danger, or fight it. However, it can easily turn into a confusing, illogical mess of a scene. One that frustrates the reader, rather than excites them.
These are 10 tips that still help me write action scenes today. Read on!
Now, exposition is a difficult aspect of writing to talk about. Ask some writers and they will say it should be avoided at all costs, as other writers and they will say that it is sometimes necessary. There are even writers who thrive on exposition, using it as a tool to deliver personality and garner interest.
I have a mixed bag of advice for those unsure of what exposition is and/or how to use it. Read on!
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