I will leave you with a powerful and inspiring post from Karen Dowdall which should be read by all writers. We do have a responsibility to write stories that help change the elements of society which are harmful to all of us. It takes courage to speak out for change… but as Karen points out authors of the past did just that. Thanks to Debby Gies for sharing…#recommended
I believe our global world is teetering on a precipice or an abyss. However we wish to view our global situation, because there are too many dictators that have now gained power. The supposed purpose of our American Democratic Republic was, and hopefully will be again someday, for religious freedom and economic prosperity. Democracy, however, is losing.
Therefore, in my opinion, writers can and should share their views. The governmental policies are everyone’s business, because our lives, how we live our lives, are dependent upon on our written and verbal voices. Writers have a voice, an audience, a vibrant and often collective voice.
Fiction, especially, is a vehicle to express societal needs and wants for a better life. Consider A Tale of Two Cities, To Kill a Mocking Bird, The Scarlet Letter, Jane Eyre, Oliver Twist, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Roots, and so many others. All of these written…
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