If you’ve read my books, I’m sure you’ve come across a number of dogs. That’s because I’m a dog person sprung from a long line of dog people. My mom couldn’t remember a time her family didn’t have a dog and I suspect the same was true of her mom and hers and back to a time when my ancestors were living in a cave somewhere. With dogs.
What am I talking about? Well, books of course, but what goes on in them. Recently people have discussed just how much reality belongs in books. For example, characters using the restroom. Or heroines on their period. Whatever. I’m going to take it further though (thus the extreme) – to things like basic necessities. A perfect example is being thirsty. People often exclaim that they are “dying of thirst.” Rarely is it true. At least, for us. Sadly, it’s all to common around the world.