Don’t shove politics in my story

Frankly, I don’t give a damn about politics on either side because most people don’t care to get it. Though I did harbour political views when I was growing up and frankly I distrust both conservative and leftist perspectives because when they’re used as the main bias, it leads to characters who are flat and hamfisted if they’re not on our side.

 

Even if they’re villains, give them more depth to what they are and trying to do to the protagonist other than evil sexist or evil communist homosexual whachamacallit. I think the essay ‘The Very Important Opinions’ beat me to it.

 

But it still proves the point that even if you have a worldview you need to be more open-minded to make the characters’ enemies and their motivations more believable or otherwise there’s no point at all to begin with.

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