Last week I covered the basics of time travel stories and why they are great for science fiction writers. This week: what not to do when writing time travel stories. Be warned, this can ruin movies and books for you, and I don’t mean by spoilers (I’ll try to play nice), but by taking your first step along the I-nitpick-movies-and-books-too-much path.
Month: March 2016
When you think of a good idea for a science fiction story, time travel quickly comes to mind. Paradoxically, time travel stories are both incredibly hard to write and have been done to death. And then some.
Why do writers like them so much? What are some of the ideas and common pitfalls? I’ll talk about the first this week, and cover pitfalls in a second post.