Learning from history is beneficial, but so too is developing the skill of imagining possibilities.
But, like every other millennial, I’ve grown up on the receiving end of it. While I don’t imagine I’m conscious of every bit of tailored marketing I receive, I do know this: if it feels too much like marketing, it can backfire.
Science fiction is based on speculation. Without that speculative element – the warp drive, time travel, eugenics, rogue A.I. or what have you – it wouldn’t really be science fiction.
Writing a good story is just the first step: getting it published means finding the right publisher AND formatting your manuscript correctly.
Having had your book accepted for publication, you now need to get the word out about it. Creating an author page on Facebook is one way of helping with social marketing.
There are many genres in literature; and many more sub genres within these categories. And though I have written stories in most of them, I prefer writing science fiction. Here is why:
When writing your book, choose the writing genre that interests you, even if it isn’t a popular genre. You will be more satisfied during the writing process, which will make for a more compelling story.