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Believers

One rule I have noticed that many writers neglect:

Believers in a religion will believe in it.

I am amazed at how many religious believers do not believe in fiction -- it's obvious even from the outside.

The worst is the Pillar of the Community who is called a Fundamentalist. You can tell from the word go that he's a child molester, merely because the writer obviously hates him so much, but I've never seen one that even vaguely smelled like a Fundamentalist.
Tags: characters, ethos, the past is a different country, world-building: religion
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