Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Writing for a cause




Sometimes we feel so strongly about a subject we feel we must say, or even write something. Does that happen to you?



















If you support the things Extinction Rebellion stand for then you may be interested in this opportunity to be published by them.















Personally I haven't written directly about any causes, other than to speak against all rights contracts. I've done that via the Womagwriter blog, and it's one of several topics of discussion in my interview for the Healthy Happy Writer Show.











Instead of writing solely about causes, I work subjects I'm interested in into my fiction, and characters often share at least some of my views. For example my books Firestarter and Leave Nothing But Footprints both include references to taking care of wildlife and picking up litter. They're not what either book is about. They're both romances, but the characters care about more than just finding love.

Which causes have you written about?



10 comments:

Annalisa Crawford said...

Even though I have a lot of views about a lot of things, my writing tends to stay away from anything political. I'm starting to play around with ideas, so that may change.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy - well done ... as Annalisa says I have views ... but stick within my limits and non-commitment usually. Good luck and well done - Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I don't include causes in my writing although my values are certainly there.

Marguerite said...

I don't include causes in my writing but, inevitably, bits of myself work their way in to my stories. Obviously it makes characters more 3-dimensional if they have one of your own hobbies. I agree with what Alex said about your own values being there, maybe even implicit sometimes, without you even thinking about it.

ados123 said...

Thanx, Patsy. Probably won't enter this either as I don't do political in writing.

Carolb said...

Enjoyed the interview, Patsy.

All characters have values, but some causes could put a reader off.

Jen said...

I did learn a lot about litter on beaches in your book 'Leave Nothing But Footprints' I've never thought about writing about causes but it's something I might consider in future

Jenny Worstall said...

Hi Patsy! Thank you for mentioning the opportunity with Extinction Rebellion Creative Hub. I sent them a story and am happy to tell you it has just gone up on their website! I'm so thrilled. Thank you very much for pointing me in the right direction!

Patsy said...

@ Jenny – congratulations!

It's lovely to know that a link I've posted has been useful.

Jenny Worstall said...

Thank you Patsy!