You're watching the latest sci-fi thriller series and someone has just crossed enemy lines. As expected they get captured and now it seems like its all over for them. Or is it? Well, what happens next in the mind of the viewer is largely based on what has happened in similar situations in previous stories. However, what happens next in the mind of a writer - that's a tough call.
|An USS Pigeon2 vs an Axis Ultimatum - unlikely to happen, but gets the point across|
No matter how many films you've watched, or how books you've read, or how many real life situations you've learned from, finding just the right steps to take to make the next big, epic block buster, or even the next village readers' craze... is far from easy.
|The Xisskon and Arakanah (not pictured) will make an appearance early on, but will not be identified until much later|
|The Mediosan Mini Hornet is the first alien craft that will enter earth's atmosphere|
So, what will I choose? That's hard to tell. It's a big challenge trying to work around the stereotypical, predictable scenarios that we have grown accustomed to thanks to modern movie culture. However, it's just as difficult trying to create something that, while unique, isn't completely foreign, or that just turns out to be a disappointment. Sometimes, I go for days thinking over scenes like this (at least when working on my novel), other days, it just all flows like a ravenous river. Today, it's the former... and I'm hoping it won't last too long.