Writers and politic.

Writers and politic.

It said writers aren’t here to conform, pacify or appease but to write stories to bring awareness to issues. It’s also said, “The pen is mightier than the sword.”

So what is a writer to do when others attempts to label their writings something that it is not? Attempts to get it bogged down in political views or issues to meet their own belief and agendas even if that wasn’t the reason the story was written? Where does freedom of press comes in?

Being a writer and living on earth you are apt to come across this issue at some point in your writing career. That’s why we have so many quotes left behind by writers and authors of the past. They’ve faced the same subject. It’s unavoidable especially as your work grows, reaching a wider audience. Especially, if you primarily writes adult fiction not young adult fictions. The issues mentioned in adult fiction seldom makes it to the pages of young adult fiction so these authors can avoid many issues that adult fictional writers can not. Not if you want your work to sound believable. 

I’ve heard it said it will affect your book sales if you don’t change the formulations of your stories.  Probably,  for those who don’t agree with what you wrote. But most likely they weren’t going to buy your work anyway so in reality you haven’t lost a sale that was never to be made. It’s better to stick to your convictions and lose those who are never going to agree with you or anything you writes (no matter what it is.) than to sway and convert to their way of thinking just to appease them and lose the ones who have supported you from the beginning. Writing is just as anything else. You have to remain true to yourself before you can be true to your art.

First and farthermost, writers are not politicians. The social issues they’re addressing often stretch far beyond any particular politician and very often beyond the existence of many nations. It’s a universal human issue. Just because an issue is ancient and has been around a long time doesn’t mean it’s totally acceptable and can not be changed. Being Old doesn’t always equal being right.

I say you go back to rule one: Writers aren’t here to conform, pacify or appease but to write stories to bring social awareness to issues otherwise may not be brought into the spotlight. Keeping writing and let the masses decide the verdict.

 

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About unholypursuit

A. White, a former librarian who is also long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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4 Responses to Writers and politic.

  1. Lisa Warner says:

    When the critic arrive then you know you have accomplished what you set out to do.

    On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 10:21 AM, The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Tra

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Kim says:

    I say it could be discussed. Politic determined if free speech or freedom of the press will be hindered or even deleted from the human’s rights. It’s hard to write and escape discussing the human agenda and politics happens to be a part of it. Even fairy tales talk about moral issues if you read what the author is truly saying beyond the magical land of dragons and fluff fairies. They are speaking in a way to not get them killed in the days of oligarchy rule. Authors have always written about the political issues of their day. Why could that change.

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