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10 Questions for Writers to Ask When Post-Apocalyptic Worldbuilding

Writing the end of the world? Here's what you need to know. 

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1. What caused the apocalypse?

2. Is it still a threat?

3. How many years have passed?

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  • From the cover of The Stand by Stephen King.

4. How many people survived?

5. What infrastructure remains?

6. How do people eat?

7. Where do people live?

8. How do people travel, if they travel?

9. What does religion look like?

10. How has art survived?