Thursday, February 23, 2017

Writing About Politics

So the question on the table this week at SFFSeven is, should writers be talking about politics?
And that seems obvious to me: yes, if that's what they want to do.  I don't care what your politics are, if you want to share them, then do so.
Now, I typically don't.  That's my choice.  As I've said before, I tend not to talk about politics for the same reason that an alcoholic doesn't have just one drink.  I get caught up in reading articles and getting riled up and then I don't actually get the things I need to do done.
And other people have talking about politics well covered, often saying the things that I'm thinking better than I would say it.  So it's best that I don't.
But that's me, that's my choice.  No one should tell me not to make that choice.  And certainly, any writer, whatever their political stripe, should feel free to do the same.  And, like I said, it's not that I don't have opinions (because, oh lord, do I), but going on about them isn't my priority.
Right now my priorities are the release of The Holver Alley Crew, copy edits of Imposters of Aventil, and further work on the projects down the road.  So that's what I'm going to get on.

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