November 19, 2019

This Free Guide Makes Writing Sci-Fi Scripts A Lot Easier

Quantum Physics can be hard to understand and communicate with an audience, especially in sci-fi films. So we have an easy and free guide for you! 

One of the biggest hurdles for any science fiction writer is, well, the science. 

I've worked on a number of science fiction screenplays and the hardest part of my life is taking these complex ideas and breaking them down for an audience. Especially when I don't quite understand them myself. 

In Los Angeles, we have a service called The Science and Entertainment Exchange, where you can contact an expert for answers. I've used them to visit CalTech and actually get consultations on space launches and black holes. 

One of the best talks I heard was about Quantum Physics. 

Quantum Physics is extremely hard to understand but is the basis for many time travel and inter-dimensional storytelling like you see in Safety Not Guaranteed and Stranger Things.  

Most of the textbooks and websites on this subject are not written for beginners. But not anymore. 

Lucky for us, the people at Fantasy Science & Coffee put together a FREE E-Book full of Quantum Physics for Writers. 

It's an incredibly useful guide you can utilize in any step of your writing process. 

Download your guide to Quantum Physics here! 

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Lemme save you the trouble -- just take any word and add "quantum" in front of it. Boom.

You're welcome.

(Okay, I feel this post is really lacking unless I add some highly valuable examples:)

"We're detecting a signal!" -- YAWN. Boring. But...
"We're detecting a quantum signal!" POW.

"We're losing containment!" Snooze.
"We're losing quantum containment!" Oh yeah.

"Are you gonna eat that sandwich?" Who cares?
"Are you gonna eat that quantum sandwich?" Now I'm intrigued.

Advanced:
"She's my sister and my daughter!" Old news.
"She exists in a quantum state between being my sister and my daughter!" Bingo!

I can do this all day, people. I'm not even charging money.

November 19, 2019 at 1:15PM, Edited November 19, 1:19PM

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Bryan Howell
Screenwriter, corporate videographer, and indie filmmaker
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People should get it right; for example “a quantum leap” is a ridiculously small leap, if you can call it that. Quanta only happens in the subatomic world, not in the macroscopic (our) realm. Superposition happens in particles, nothing larger.

November 20, 2019 at 3:50AM

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Javier Diez
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