Writing A Young Adult Speculative Fiction

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How to write a young adult speculative fiction short story Intro There are many different facets to writing a successful young adult speculative short story. There are lots of different problems that can be faced when trying to write these stories such as not understanding the genre completely, not being able to write interesting characterisation, figuring out how to properly structure the story, putting just the right amount of detail into the setting, working out an exciting plot line, getting the proper editing and drafting done, and finding inspiration to begin writing and figure out where the story will go from there. The world of speculative fiction Speculative fiction is a broad term that encompasses science fiction and fantasy. Science fiction tells stories relating to science and technology and has a basis in the principles of science. These stories are often set in space, the future, in a different world, or in a different dimension of universe. Fantasy, however, is not necessarily based on science but more on imagination and often includes fantasy worlds and elements of the supernatural. Different people have varying ideas about the parameters of genres and how many there are. For example some sub-genres of science fiction/ fantasy are apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic, cyberpunk, first contact, humorous and time travel. Science fiction and Fantasy both ask the question, ‘What if?’ An example of a speculative fiction is The Hunger Games trilogy.

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