Wednesday, 9 May 2012

The Movie In Your Head

If writing fiction is akin to showing someone the movie you are watching in your head, then you need to transfer the character’s experiences to the reader by way of sight, sound, smell and sensation.

PLANET’s setting will be Earth, seven millenniums into the future. Because I can never actually go there, I will have to create the setting in my mind's eye before I can “transfer” it to others. This is an exciting and daunting task. No one can know how far mankind will have come. You can only consider what people hope to see in the future, though history has so often proved them wrong. The courage is in the trying, I believe.

 What kinds of housing will humans inhabit, what foods will they consume, and what clothes will they wear? What won’t be available, is a big question. Will “peak oil” be so on the downward slope that nothing is created from petroleum anymore? Huge considerations.

 How far do you think humans will have come in seven centuries?

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