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Mar. 7th, 2011 07:13 am
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That expresses an idea that's been in the back of my mind about why I like post-apocalyptic stories and does it better than I could have.

From an article by Joss Ware called "Writing a Post-Apocalyptic Romance":

And I started to think about it. The more I thought, the more fascinated I became with the idea…or, more accurately, the challenge, of writing a romance set in such a dark time. I loved the idea of having a world that had all of our knowledge in technology and science, our pop culture and fashion…but without the infrastructure and civilization that we are used to today.

It would be like writing a historical novel (no cell phones, no computers or cars), but with the ability to know everything we do now. Fascinating.

Date: 2011-03-07 08:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mrasaki.livejournal.com
Thanks for posting this. I love post-apocalyptic stories and I'm currently writing a post-apoc AU fic, and he's right, it is very much like historical fiction, in that it's a completely different setting... but with familiar people. It also forces a different way of thinking -- if it happened to me, how would I survive? What would it be like without our modern conveniences?

Date: 2011-03-08 01:10 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] dunmurderin.livejournal.com
I'm working on a post-apocalyptic original fic myself! And one of the things I do like is the mix of old and new. One of the fun things to research is ways of using modern materials for old fashioned survival. Like making arrowheads out of bottle glass (http://sensiblesurvival.blogspot.com/2011/02/making-glass-arrowheads-part-1.html)

If you ever want to talk about things post-apocalyptical, lemme know! How does your world end?

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