It is impossible to keep opinion out of your writing. It is impossible to keep current events from swaying the flow of a story. Both of these things can be both a benefit and a hindrance to your storytelling in the minds of readers.
When deciding how far you want to go in presenting opinions, you need first to consider your audience. Those reading non-fiction about debated topics will gladly welcome in-depth discussions. Those seeking escapism in fantasy realms may be less inclined to dive into deep end. It also depends on you as the author. What kind of brand are you wanting to establish for yourself?
There are things, even if you are solidly in the fictional realms, that can help you tell a compelling story influenced by the discussions of the modern world. We discuss them in this episode below.
First aired May 9, 2022.