Calculating Fiction: The Three-Act Structure

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In some ways, there's a mathematical process to fiction. By that I mean, whether you realize it or not, certain parts of writing need to be calculated, working together in a certain way when you create. The technical building up of parts works to make what we all agree is a good story. Here I … Continue reading Calculating Fiction: The Three-Act Structure

Mathematical Beauty: A Definition

What is it and where do you look for it? Photo by Laura Meinhardt on When people think of mathematics, they most likely think of numbers, complicated formulas and equations, and the absolute frustration that was high school math class. And it's true: learning mathematics isn't an easy thing to do. It takes years, … Continue reading Mathematical Beauty: A Definition

Notable Mathematical Fiction Books (and Other Recommendations)

Photo by Jeswin Thomas on Like I was saying a couple weeks ago, mathematical fiction is both weird and, in some cases, unexplored. But that doesn't mean that the genre hasn't been tapped into. Some books may have mathematical influences that aren't at the forefront, but they could still be called mathematical fiction. Others … Continue reading Notable Mathematical Fiction Books (and Other Recommendations)

Mathematical Fiction: A Definition

The standard definition of mathematical fiction is fiction where mathematics plays an important role, but I think it goes beyond that. There's more to the genre than fenagling formulas into the plot like there's more to science fiction than just adding technology or time travel. But what is it then? That's what I've been trying … Continue reading Mathematical Fiction: A Definition

Why Mathematics Belongs in Fiction (The Intro)

When Science Meets Beauty Photo by Lum3n on I'm considering this a manifesto of sorts. For a little while now, I've been trying to figure out how I could discuss a topic like mathematics on a writing blog without coming out of left field and potentially scaring everyone away. So here I am coming … Continue reading Why Mathematics Belongs in Fiction (The Intro)