Science and Fiction: Crafting Realistic Stories With Expert Input OnDemand Webinar
In this presentation, geneticist and author Dan Koboldt discusses how to research and write stories with scientific, medical, or technical elements with accuracy, even if you're not an expert. He uses examples from popular books and movies to illustrate common science misconceptions, and how to balance realism with good storytelling. Writers learn where to find reliable information, how to approach experts, and why accurate representation of science and technology yields more convincing and compelling stories.
Dan Koboldt is the author of the Gateways to Alissia trilogy (Harper Voyager) and the editor of Putting the Science in Fiction (Writer's Digest Books). As a genetics researcher, he has co-authored more than 70 publications in Nature, Science, The New England Journal of Medicine, and other scientific journals. Dan is also an avid deer hunter and outdoorsman. He lives with his wife and children in Ohio, where the deer take their revenge by eating the flowers in his backyard.