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Worlds, Inside and Out

Suppose the apocalypse begins tomorrow. How long would you be able to go without food? Water? How would the transition between ordinary civilization and the end of the world feel?

Now suppose your characters, instead of you, find themselves in the apocalypse. Assuming they're ordinary people like us, what's different about their reaction?

Characters, just like real people, have needs. They require food and water. They're sensitive to changes in their environment. Emotions are felt not just once, but multiple times throughout the story. Something that happens at the beginning of a book might affect the character to the end, just as childhood abuse can manifest signs throughout a real person's life.

Characters are people too! This sounds like a political slogan, but it's simpler than that: forgetting that characters are beings with ever-changing emotions, basic everyday needs, and likes/dislikes takes away from a book's realism, especially if it's set in the …

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