Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Conflict in the Writer #IWSG

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Aug 2 question -

Have you ever written something that afterwards you felt conflicted about? If so, did you let it stay how it was, take it out, or rewrite it?

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Conflict in the writer!
I wrote about this topic in April, in a way. I was conflicted in book one, Fractions of Existence, where I mentioned the fictional band "Bikinis for Eskimos" because that word is offensive, and book one doesn't explain why I would use it for the fictional band name.
I knew it would get cleared up in the second book. That the band used the name to bring awareness that the word is not appropriate, because too many people are unaware that they shouldn't be using that word. (Which, yes, is my own way of raising awareness, since I'm the author.) It also demonstrates that The Existence (or Jun, at least), is aware of social and language changes. 

Existence series.
📚 Proof of Existence - Publication April 4, 2023

Trigger warning: Content about prejudice and racism 

Excerpt from Proof of Existence by @JLenniDorner
Excerpt from Proof of Existence by @JLenniDorner

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  1. It sounds like you're okay with how you resolved the conflict by explaining it in book 2. It's a tough call that a writer has to make some times.

  2. Sometimes we have to stay the course even if it's controversial if it's something we believe in.

  3. My only conflict also saw resolution in the second book. Great minds think alike.

  4. Handling bigotry in fiction is so tricky. It's a part of our world, and if we write diverse characters authentically, it's going to come up. Yet it can be done wrong, and even when done right, some readers will make the worst possible assumptions about the author.

  5. I've found there are a lot of terms out there people don't realize are offensive. I grew up with many of them and my ignorance leads me to not knowing better. It's not until someone points it out that I find out what's wrong with it, and then I make the effort to change.


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