While I was prepping for NaNoWriMo in 2021, I came across something I hadn’t really thought about yet. Noises. What noises are normal in the universe I’m creating?
I felt ok at first, having only written about a few noises so far as I think it’s quite a bland and sterile environment. But then I realised that the noise and when I use it can actually be quite telling in the story. Because it’s sci-fi and there are space ships, there can be indicators of what is new or old, maintained or not maintained.
These type of hints don’t detract from the story, but do add to the atmosphere and as clues for the mystery that is behind the main characters experience.
The books I’ve published so far in my life have been some kind of memoir/blog type writing, so I haven’t had to develop the depth of character that fiction requires in a long time.
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