Monday, 8 April 2013

Taken too seriously?

Is my writing to be taken as an exact replica of who I am and what I believe. Just because I say something does that make it true? Fiction is just that, untrue. Just because I write about witches and mythology doesn't make me any less of a Christian at heart. Because I explore the study of other religions doesn't necessarily mean that I am part of them. I respect them, their aspects, I disagree and agree with some of their teachings but I make a point of learning what I can about several different topics so that If necessary I can include the knowledge in my stories.

I create a story with my mind, I make it up. I may draw from other inspirations I've seen, read, heard, experienced and some of the things I might just...create. Just because I write a book about a murder mystery doesn't mean I'm a murderer, or a detective. If I'm writing about witches doesn't make me one.

I hate writing something and someone jumping down my throat about it before they've even asked me to explain, or questioned the idea in the first place may just be made up. It's not fair, but it is life and it's always easy to be misunderstood, especially in writing.

 I try to be an equal opportunist in all aspects of my life. I may not be interested in, or particularly like a certain authors style, or genre base which is fine, but generally I will at least give it a shot before I make that rash judgement based on what the genre is.

The old, don't judge a book  by it's cover? Cliché yes, but ironically relevant. I was once told there is no such thing as an absolute statement, I think that also applies to judgement.  Not all fantasy novels are the same, not all mystery novels are the same. Every individual is different and brilliantly creative in their own way, that's what makes us individuals. I never used to like Science Fiction or Post-Apocalyptic novels, or thought I didn't but it was only because the few I'd been presented with hadn't caught my attention. Now some of my favorite books fall into those genres.

This hasn't necessarily happened with my writing...yet, but I have heard time and time again people being told not to read certain fictional stories because it encourages bad ideals that don't even exist! I.E Witchcraft/Harry Potter. I don't know about you but I'm still waiting for my Letter to Hogwarts.

My point? Don't take us so seriously! Read, Judge, Think, Enjoy but consider the very real possibility's just pretend. Don't be afraid to be opened minded to something you think you might not like.

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