Sci-fi Writer ANDY WEIR shares Research Tips

The Martian, by Andrew Weir

The Martian | Andrew Weir | Quote

Andy Weir’s science fiction thriller, The Martian, tells a pulse-pounding, page-turning story, grounded in scientific research and smart information seamlessly woven into an entertaining tale. Weir tells how he did it and offers some advice.

Andy Weir:  “Thanks to our modern era, facts are incredibly easy to come by. A few web searches for your subject matter and you have all the information you could dream of…

So that makes researching a novel easy, right? No. Not really. As I learned while working on The Martian. The first problem you run into is…”  

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Writing Center: Online Workshop – Aug 28

APA Style Workshop
Writing Center Workshop:  APA Style
Friday, August 28 – 2pm Eastern

What is on your resume? Is APA style listed in your writing skills?

The Writing Center will host an APA style workshop on Friday, August 28th at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.  This online training will introduce students to the basics of citing sources in APA style. We’ll cover APA formatting and citation rules from the 6th edition of the APA manual. This workshop will be archived for those who cannot attend.

Please register here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the training. For more info on The Writer Center and future workshops, visit:

Call for Submissions – Creative Writing Club


Take advantage of an opportunity to submit your writing and participate in Full Sail’s Creative Writing Club workshops.

If you would like to submit your writing (be it a script, poetry, prose, chapter, or even just a plot summary and map to a greater idea) view submission details here.

Don’t have anything to submit?  No worries!  You can still participate in upcoming workshops. Just read the pieces that are submitted and come with a few pieces of constructive criticism.

To learn more about writing workshops and joining the Creative Writing Club, visit here.