Writing and time Machines – the perfect combo for this writer.
Which makes me wonder if this November I should use NaNoWriMo* to write that time travel novel I’ve had in the back of my mind for the last decade or so. Yet, I worry that my hard science is not credible enough to persuade readers to suspend their disbelief. Perhaps one way to overcome this is to write the 50,000 words during the month of November and then use future months to smooth the scientific context of the plot so it appears to the reader to be eminently possible (although maybe not probable).
I do think that if you’re writing science fiction you should make the writing consistent with scientific fact even if it is only the theoretical application of scientific logic.
I wonder how much importance readers put on science fiction being scientifically accurate? Would they, like me just send a SF book straight to the charity shop if it was scientifically illiterate, inaccurate and inconsistent?
Some food for thought!
*NaNoWriMo- is the National November Writing Month where participants write 50,000 words during the month of November. Mad, fun and an insane attempt by writers around the world to make November creative and productive.