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Are you a scientific writer?
Are you good at science? Do you enjoy digging into a maths question? You might like solving problems, working through them to a logical conclusion?

You may find the writing ideas below helpful when deciding what sort of story you want to tell.

Looking at the structure of a story may help you determine how to proceed. Mapping out the ideas, and putting them into a logical order, then writing the story.

First you need your story idea. Have a think about what sort of story you want to write, it might be all action, maybe it’s a true story, something that appened to you, or something made up. It’s up to you.

Once you have an idea of what your story is, you might look at structure. All stories have a logical structure, at it’s simplest, a beginning – middle – and end.

Constructing a storyboard may help you to work out what parts of your story go where.
OK, you know what happens when and where, that’s the hard work done! Now you just need to start writing! If you find getting those first few words on the page, try Automatic Writing to get you started.

You might also find poetry appealing. Some forms of poetry have formula that must be followed like Petrachean Sonnets. Writing a sonnet can be a real mind bender, trying to work out which words fit where!

You may find that writing fictional stories holds more appeal. Many of the technological advances we have today have come from ideas in fiction stories, particularly science fiction.




Find a writing exercise to get your ideas flowing before you write your story.

There are a number of different ways to work out what sort of story you want to tell, but a Mind Map may be something you find particularly useful.

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