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  1. This ia a very goo point, and one that is often overlooked when creating a setting, I think.

    You know a funny thing? When I was plotting my novel, I knew the profession of all my characters (it’s a historical setting, so I had to research more than organise), but I had a very hard time figuring out how this would affect my characters in everyday life.
    In the first draft of the novel, my characters would always do the same few things, because I didn’t know what to have them doing. Now (six or seven revisions later) they look like real people working (or at least I hope so).
    Researching and trying to apply my research to my story, setting and plot did this 🙂
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    1. Research is such a useful tool! I’m glad you got things working.

  2. This is such a fun theme. I agree, the profession a character has can make a big impression on readers and it is often overlooked. I love it when a writer can flip my perceptions and make me believe the jobs I currently perceive as status rich are total crap in a new fictional world. But some things never change, and poorly paying jobs are always going to factor into the social hierarchy.
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    1. Very true. Thanks for stopping in.

  3. Another extremely important aspect of a story. Education and social strata determine so much about who the characters are and how they function in the society you’ve created.
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    1. Yup! 🙂

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