Sci-Fi Story Ideas and Writing Prompts

Sci-Fi Story Ideas and Writing Prompts

Are you excited to write a science fiction story but unsure what to write about? Try a writing prompt. Using one of our sci-fi story ideas is a great way to get started.

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How to Create Fictional, Fantasy and Sci-Fi Cultures (with Ideas and Examples)

How to Create Fictional, Fantasy and Sci-Fi Cultures (with Ideas and Examples)

Have you ever noticed that many fantasy and sci-fi cultures all sound the same? Don't make the same mistake. Here's what you need to know about crafting compelling and diverse fictional cultures.

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How to Create a Fictional Universe Like the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)

How to Create a Fictional Universe Like the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)

Want to create a fictional universe like Marvel's? You've come to the right place.

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23 Science Fiction Writing Contests

23 Science Fiction Writing Contests

If you love writing science fiction and fantasy, submitting your work to a contest can be a fantastic option. We’ve compiled a list of legitimate, high-quality science fiction writing contests you can submit your writing to in 2022 and 2023.

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Elements of Science Fiction

Elements of Science Fiction

Learn about the five characteristics of science fiction that every writer needs to know.

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Writing Science Fiction: The Ultimate Guide

Writing Science Fiction: The Ultimate Guide

How do you write a science fiction novel? Here's what you need to know to write a great sci-fi story and go where no author has gone before.

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80 Sci-Fi Tropes for Writers

80 Sci-Fi Tropes for Writers

Science fiction is full of popular tropes that readers love. Check out our giant list of sci-fi tropes to help you write your next sci-fi novel.

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How to Become a Writer: Our Complete Guide

How to Become a Writer: Our Complete Guide

If you've ever wondered how to become a writer, we've got you covered. Learn about all the different types of professional writing and how to break into writing.

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Short Stories: How to Share Them

Short Stories: How to Share Them

Short stories aren't quite as easy to sell as novels. Do you have a story you're fond of, yet you're unsure how to use it? If so, this article is for you.

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Fantasy Writer's Week Replays

Fantasy Writer's Week Replays

Find all the session replays for Fantasy Writer's week here.

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How to Create Compelling Fictional Cultures in Your Novel

How to Create Compelling Fictional Cultures in Your Novel

Have you ever noticed that many fantasy and sci-fi cultures all sound pretty much the same? Don't make the same mistake. Here's what you need to know about crafting compelling and diverse fictional cultures.

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4 Great Novel-Writing Apps That Are Totally Free

4 Great Novel-Writing Apps That Are Totally Free

If you think a fancy novel-writing app costs too much money, you're in luck. We've got four awesome programs for authors that are totally free!

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Settings: How to Make Yours Realistic

Settings: How to Make Yours Realistic

"Someone did something somewhere." That's every story at its most basic. The "somewhere" is setting, but "somewhere" isn't especially vivid. Here's how to make your settings feel detailed, interesting, and authentic.

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How to Write a Book Description That's Right for Your Book

How to Write a Book Description That's Right for Your Book

It can feel overwhelming to capture the essence of your book in a short description, but it's important your blurb fits your genre. Here are some things to keep in mind based on an analysis of the top-selling books in multiple genres.

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How to Build Worlds like Tolkien

How to Build Worlds like Tolkien

When you build another world, you’re responsible for creating everything from the flora and fauna surviving in this new universe to a variety of species, including man, who inhabit your world. Here's how to do it.

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