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.
What's next? Learn all about the film and tv genres!
Film and TV genres affect who watches your work, how it's classified, and even how it's reviewed. So how do you decide what you're writing? And which genres to mash-up? The secret is in the tropes.