ISWG, Science Fiction, and Birthday Greetings

ISWG, Science Fiction, and Birthday Greetings

ISWG, Science Fiction, and Birthday!

Hey, writers. Hope you’re doing well. Today’s post is in response to the Insecure Writer’s Group question: “What do you love about the genre you write most often in?” #ISWG

My answer: what’s not to love? In science fiction, I have aliens, robots, and spaceships. These are shiny objects that I love dearly, but they aren’t the reason I write science fiction. In my journey to becoming a writer, I tried everything from advertising to zombies. I loved the journey and each piece I wrote along the way. But there’s a feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you hit the thing that makes you happiest – and for me, that’s science fiction with a bit of romance.

I love writing what could be the future of humanity. I love inspiring my readers through my characters. I love throwing everything evil and bad at a character and seeing how they wiggle their way out of trouble. I know when I adopt a character they will be dipped in the deep end of the ocean without a safety ring.

I love the books I’ve read in the genre and the writers who make me stretch my imagination. I know you’ve probably had the same experience – reading Robert Heinlein’s Friday, or Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Complete Orisina. When I read The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine, I was swept away to another world where H.G. Wells took over and showed me other possibilities. I remember getting goosebumps the first time I read Logan’s Run. And no science fiction book post would be complete without The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It’s the book that made me look at towels in a whole new way!

In my novels and work, I want to share what I love most with others – and I hope you’ve experienced that in this post.

Today’s my birthday, and I wanted to say thanks for sharing it and the other days of the year with me. I really appreciate my reader and writer buddies. Keep reading, keep writing, and keep living your best life.

Write on,


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About Darlene Reilley

Hey, I'm Darlene, a nomadic writer and teacher. If you're looking for writing prompts, inspiration, and a fellow writer to commiserate with, you've come to the right place. If you're a reader looking for a fun mix of poetry, romance, science and fiction, you've found a buddy!
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