Let’s take a moment to pause, step back and think about what it is we are doing. We’re writing stories. Stories that have messages. Whether we intend them or not, stories always have messages. The question is, then, are we writing the kind of messages that we want our readers to see?
As authors, we have the power of language at our disposal. It’s kind of like fire. Used responsibly, fire can make our food safe and delicious,