Fantasy and science fiction as writing genres hold so many possibilities when it comes to creating a vibrant story (not that other genres don’t). I’m just saying that because both genres produce works that focus on worldbuilding and rich descriptions, writers’ minds go crazy with creating their own universes. It is definitely possible to go overboard on everything else and neglect the story. And when so many other things are added in, your story can become confusing. This is called overcomplication […]Here’s What Happens When You Overcomplicate Sci-Fi and Fantasy — E. M. Sherwood Foster
This is a topic I’ve been thinking a lot about recently. 99% of the fantasy and sci-fi books I’ve read in the past couple of months have either been overcomplicated or under-explained, both of which make me want to pull my hair out. This post is a great guide on why (and how) not to do that – it’s something every sci-fi/fantasy writer should read!