I have found that my mom and I have very different ideas on what’s considered too dark for a book. When going over my writing she became upset that the main characters dad is a bad person who completely betrays the family, something I thought nothing of, but obviously offended her. I can only imagine what she will think when she reads the rest of the book! What I’m curious about is this; what is taboo enough to make the potential audience avoid the book? I have looked over the internet and many people have suggested that rape, abortion, and homosexuals should be banned from young adult books, but is it? No. I have read books with one of each, and some with all three and never been bothered by reading it. It seems to be how tastefully it’s written that counts. There are few subjects that I would completely avoid, and that’s only because I know it would be passing along the wrong message to potentially impressionable teens. If you write about murder do I think a teen is going to go out and kill somebody? No, but if you write in depth about the joys of getting high do I think they will think it’s fun to try? Definitely. Is there anything you wouldn’t cover in depth? Anything you wouldn’t cover at all?
July 2, 2013
What are the Taboo subjects in fiction?
So I have finished my first book, Every Rose Has a Thorn, which is available on amazon for free if you have an amazon prime membership, or 2.99 otherwise. http://www.amazon.com/Every-Rose-Thorn-Sierra-Halnsoy-ebook/dp/B00EZ8I8VQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1406262459&sr=8-2&keywords=every+rose+has+a+thorn This is a book about Emily Rose who is drawn into a battle between angels that want to not only destroy the world and human race, but for some reason want her on their side when they do it! She must learn that doing what is right isn't always easy, especially when you fall in love with a very dangerous angel! View all posts by Everyrosehasathorn
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