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If I wouldn't want to read the story, is writing it still a good idea?

Why to abandon an idea In considering the question of whether or not you should write an idea you don’t like, my instinct would be no. If you don’t like it, it will show in the writing. If you are ...
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What level of understanding should you have of Quantum Physics to write a hard science fiction novel?

To echo the comment from F1Krazy, you only need knowledge of quantum physics if your story depends upon quantum physics. You could write about information technology, orbital mechanics, synthetic ...
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If I wouldn't want to read the story, is writing it still a good idea?

It's often a good idea to note your ideas down the moment you have them and then look at them at a later point. This makes sure that you have an interest in it that lasts long enough to actually get ...
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What level of understanding should you have of Quantum Physics to write a hard science fiction novel?

I cannot do better than the answer by JoeStonecash in addressing the big-picture question, and I encourage you to take that advice and in particular to not worry about quantum physics until it somehow ...
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If I wouldn't want to read the story, is writing it still a good idea?

That's a really interesting question. What springs into my mind is wondering why you think it would be interesting to you as a writer, if not as a reader? I'd like to hear more on this, maybe with ...
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Shortage of Ideas

The Magic of Editing: So it sounds like you struggle to get everything you imagine into your writing when you are writing. If I'm reading the question correctly, I think you have a broader range of ...
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If I wouldn't want to read the story, is writing it still a good idea?

An option that I see often used in November during NanoWrimo is to "free the plot bunnies" -- if an idea occurs to you (maybe a Leprechaun/Ghoul romance and a particular issue to solve), but ...
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What level of understanding should you have of Quantum Physics to write a hard science fiction novel?

I would argue in a slightly different vein than the other (good) answers. Technically, you don't need to know how quantum physics works at all, to write hard science fiction that uses it. The only ...
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If I wouldn't want to read the story, is writing it still a good idea?

I am a discovery writer, for two reasons. First, I have tried plotting out stories, and for me that takes all the creativity out of writing, I stop caring about the story and give up. It feels like a ...
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If I wouldn't want to read the story, is writing it still a good idea?

I think the main question here is why are you writing? If it's for some work thing, you might want to get a second opinion to make sure it's engaging, so that you can fulfill the work requirements. ...
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If I wouldn't want to read the story, is writing it still a good idea?

If you will enjoy writing it that's all that matters. The advice I've had from every professional novelist I've had the privilege to speak to personally is clear on this: write what you want to write ...
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Shortage of Ideas

From your question, it's hard to know why you get out of ideas, but I also see you're not sure yourself. My first tip would be to keep an eye out for why, when, how your ideas get dried up. Here are ...
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Shortage of Ideas

I have a ton of ideas, many of which are just variations on each other. Adding one option just creates an exponentially larger pool of ideas. Here's how; Divide your story into five categories; ...
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If I wouldn't want to read the story, is writing it still a good idea?

CON: The reasons to not write something you wouldn't read are pretty easy and straightforward: You are a stand-in for your potential audience. If even you aren't interested in this idea, that ...
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After writing the beat sheet, is there any preparatory document you can write before starting to write your story?

Some authors do it like this: They characterize, modify and develop their characters This includes increasing contrast of their personality, sketching their vita etc. Similar for the „world“ these ...
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After writing the beat sheet, is there any preparatory document you can write before starting to write your story?

A more detailed outline. However, you may be just nervous about starting. I note that there is no technique that will sniff all issues, in that people have discovered issues in the fourth or fifth ...
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If I wouldn't want to read the story, is writing it still a good idea?

Sometimes, I'll begin forming an idea, and then realize that the story wouldn't appeal to me as a reader, despite the fact that I have interest in it as a writer. If I wouldn't want to read the story,...
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Real, serious and based on personal experience idea, but no previous practice. Where to begin?

A few months ago, I set out to improve my writing and this is what I did: I started journaling, reading short things like stories or interesting articles, and listening to audiobooks or video essays....
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How to develop a story for a novel?

What I do is usually just sit down and write without thinking, then edit it later. I have a basic idea of a story, but it usually just happens as I go along.
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