63. Writing Mystery in a Sci-Fi World

How To Write The Future

Sep 18 2023 • 8 mins

“You need to indicate to the reader right away that you are writing a science fiction story.”

In “Episode 63. Writing Mystery in a Sci-Fi World,” host Beth Barany, creativity coach and teacher, and science fiction and fantasy novelist shares the difference between how a contemporary mystery novelist and a science-fiction mystery novelist will open their novel. Beth also answers a client’s question about their novel and discusses the opening of Michael Connelly's book, The Late Show.


ABOUT THE HOW TO WRITE THE FUTURE PODCAST

The How To Write The Future podcast is for science fiction and fantasy writers who want to write positive futures and successfully bring those stories out into the marketplace. Hosted by Beth Barany, science fiction novelist and creativity coach for writers. Tips for fiction writers!

This podcast is for you if you have questions like:

  • How do I create a believable world for my science fiction story?
  • How do figure what's not working if my story feels flat?
  • How do I make my story more interesting and alive?

This podcast is for readers too if you’re at all curious about the future of humanity.

ABOUT BETH BARANY

Beth Barany, an award-winning fantasy and science fiction novelist, teaches novelists how to write, edit, and publish their books as a coach, teacher, consultant, and developmental editor.

RESOURCES

Free World Building Workbook for Fiction Writers: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/world-building-resources/

Sign up for the 30-minute Story Success Clinic here: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/story-success-clinic/

Get support for your fiction writing by a novelist and writing teacher and coach. Schedule an exploratory call here and see if Beth can support you today: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/discovery-call/


The Late Show by Michael Connolly: https://www.amazon.com/Late-Show-Michael-Connelly-ebook/dp/B01MYDJB6R/



  • SHOW PRODUCTION BY Beth Barany
  • SHOW NOTES by Kerry-Ann McDade

c. 2023 BETH BARANY

https://bethbarany.com/

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CONNECT
Contact Beth: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/podcast/#tve-jump-185b4422580
Email: beth@bethbarany.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethbarany/

CREDITS
EDITED WITH DESCRIPT: https://www.descript.com?lmref=_w1WCA
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