The Writer’s Lens – E39: Is Writing (And Telling) Story The Best Way To Combat Evil?

Do writers have a unique burden? And when we say, “burden”, are writers charged with reinforcing – and defining – how to fight the evils of the world?

Storytelling, much like art, is left up to the individual’s interpretation. Yet, if we follow our most popular stories closely, there are prominent themes that continually pop up. Themes of virtue, righteous acts, humility, and courage, to name a few. In this way, stories reflect something deep within each of us. And each generation presses into the greatest aches and pains of its lifetime by exploring these in story form.

So, in this episode – as I wrap up this short series on heroes and villains – I talk through the (possible) responsibility of writers in this area. How it’s more than just therapy and self-exaltation. How, as we write about what ails us, we learn what we perceive to be the evils worth fighting in this world.

Source: The Writer’s Lens – E39: Is Writing (And Telling) Story The Best Way To Combat Evil?

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