Writers are not here to conform. We are here to challenge. We’re not here to be comfortable—we’re here, really, to shake things up. That’s our job.
Writers are to make people think. Present situations the public perhaps never gave full considerations. Or has been put it on the back burner of the psyche. A writer’s job is to bring it to the front and make one think.
Alienating readers isn’t something I do not believe any author set out to do. But unfortunately it happens. I have read many new authors’ works where they change the course of their work to appease one or two readers. It’s thoughtful of them to do so. But they put their work at risk. A lot of times the additions do not flow with the storyline.With a new author changing can be very tempting if the voices are loud enough but it can also destroy your entire story.
Writing is something that take courage and lots of it. Yes, there will be some who punish you for not conforming. But you must be willing to believe in what you write and keep writing. For example: Some of the greatest masterpieces, like “The Divine Comedy, Paradise Lost, and the writings of Ethan Allan Poe,” no one believed in them when they were being written but these men stayed the course and didn’t give in to those who disagreed with them and gave the world truly masterpieces.