GREAT POINTS—I TOO AM GLAD WP IS NOT P.C.—NOT MUCH, ANYWAY!
Does political correctness censor your writing? I ask because I woke this morning with the realization that my WiP is purely politically incorrect. Badly so in parts. I thought about dropping the project until, fully awake, I remembered that everything I’ve written is fact, not opinion. It is not fiction based on my experiences as a medic during the Vietnam War, it is a telling of those experiences.
Every writer worth more than their sales knows that truth, however one defines it, is beholden to fact but not to the expectations of public opinion. I have to wonder though, to what extent my writing is influenced by wanting people to like it, to not offend others by a truth that I define.
The nature of the beast is the problem. War is not easily described to people with preconceived notions about how good people should behave towards other good people…
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