In an attempt to appease others by being politically correct or to justify something wrong as something right, fact or truth is changed to opinion and vice-versa
An opinion, defined by dictionary.com, is: “a belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty” or “a personal view, attitude, or appraisal”.
Political correctness should be used to avoid racial slurs and stereotypes, but now it seems to only be preached to stop someone from being offended by another’s viewpoint or belief in order to satisfy an askew perception of tolerance.
Society also preaches the importance of becoming cultured, establishing peace and understanding between social groups with differing traditions and customs, but what political correctness has become is in direct conflict with becoming cultured. Continue reading
I wanted to address this in my “How to Create a Character” post, but it really deserved its own article.
Everyone and their mother, me included, will tell you to put flaws into your characters, especially your protagonists. Why is that? Is there any good reason other than making them relatable? Do we just assume that’s the only way to make them relatable? I think so, yes. I think most people don’t know how to write the perfect hero while keeping them interesting. We back down and go with what we know because it’s safe. Boring! Continue reading
This post is a bit different than the others I’ve done so far, because this is applicable to everyone and not just writers and storytellers. I’ll show at the end how a writer can integrate this into their creations.
As this is a broad subject, my focus is romantic relationships and how they can affect relationships with others.
Many will say a romantic relationship should be 50/50. Let me explain how this fails before we get to the meat of the post. Continue reading