Should writers be more vocal on social issues? Or keep their opinion to themselves? I asked that question because many of us lives in cities that are presently on fire. The fabric of society seriously needs mending.
Every author has heard the advice of staying away from controversial topics like religion, personal thoughts, social issues or these subjects may hurt your books’ selling power. Snuff out your brand.
I do not feel this passé advice is still good writing career advice. I feel it belongs in the days derbys and parasols. Before the days of Kindle and self-publishing because some authors like Margaret Atwood and many others write nothing but controversial works.
Some of the most memorable books are highly controversial.
No other profession is asked to do this. Basically, becomes an human autobahn who emotionlessly shells out entertainment but have no input in what’s going on around them. I feels that’s a little unrealistic to ask of anyone. Authors are as much an artist as a musician or painter. Their creativity thrives best with responsible freedom.
It’s not robot writing these books. It’s real live people who have lived a life are who writing books. Live people who often drawn stories from their society or create one of their own.