Blogging: a thought on writing the darkness ( #weblit #amwriting )

I was just re-reading Time Travelers Strictly Cash by Spider Robinson, and there’s a note at the end of God Is An Iron (also part of his novel MindKiller):

    …while the character of Karen Scholz is not drawn from life and is whollly imaginary, the business involving her father is not fiction… Animals like her father are not made up by writers for shock value; they exist.

Every times I think I’m going a little overboard with the darkness in a story, the world surprises me with how dark it gets. Every time I think “no, someone would never do that to someone else,” the internet shows me pictures of someone who did it to themselves.

The world is awfully dark sometimes. I wish I did a better job of shining light on the roaches out there.

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