Someone gifted me with a premium subscription to a writers’ forum that I was involved in three years ago… peripherally… and with poetry… but I left before the year ended and then decided not to re-up. But I enjoyed the site, and those fellow word slingers.
So a subscription to revisit was welcome and very nice, but it comes with the cost of an hypocrisy. The forum absolutely forbids discussing religion or politics.
I have chastised writers and other artists on my personal sites for avoiding the political consequences of their poetry, novels, whatever their art, and have done so for years. Besides, how can one discuss, for example, “Y.A,” (young adult fiction) of a dystopian bent without consider the politics inherent in the worldview of the work?
then any attempt at verisimilitude is apt to alienate the “real” times and stopwatch any shared worldview to an individual boiler-plate
While I understand and appreciate the business decision, you would think that a forum comprised of people sharing the way and power of composing narrative via the use of language would be equipped to do just that.
And if wordsmiths can’t parlay and parse past personalities and the particulars of partisanship, then any attempt at verisimilitude is apt to alienate the “real” times and stopwatch any shared worldview to an individual boiler-plate of tic-tock idiosyncratic eschatology.
But of course words matter, but not the macro issues of faith in the square, or public affairs of the day. Concern and content yourself with micro particulars, like the likability of your “MC.” ( main-character).
This is an idiot’s endgame. But there’s money in it, I reckon. And peace at a price, I’m sure.