Writing STEM into your fictional story can seem daunting to say the least. Besides developing your character’s arc, including lyrical, fun to read language you now want to add science to your manuscript! Oh, you brave beautiful soul!
But when you nail it, these manuscripts are awe-inspiring. They spark new interest. They help readers learn about the world around them. They make readers dream that more is possible.
So how do you achieve fictional STEM greatness?
I think Laura’s tip for STEMLOVE hits the nail on the head. She says, “let children’s curiosity lead them to experiment. That’s what real scientists do. It doesn’t matter if it ‘works’ because experimentation is how we learn and discover.”
And as writers, we should do the same with our stories. Let your curiosity guide you. Don’t worry about whether or not it works. Experiment. Ask what if? See where your story takes you. You might be surprised. Or horrified. Either way, your STEM story will grow!
Laura is the author of ALIANNA REACHES FOR THE MOON. Learn more about her on her website. Or, learn more about her book by clicking the images below.
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