This post is for Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group (click the link for details on what that means and how to join. You will also find a list of bloggers signed up to the challenge that are worth checking out. The first Wednesday of every month, we all post our thoughts, fears or words of encouragement for fellow writers.
No, no and no. I’m very conservative in my writing (and life). I don’t like confrontations, arguments. I don’t like upsetting people. I’m happy to make readers think but not at the expense of their peace of mind. I like logic, rationality, connecting the dots, that sort of stuff. I want the elephant behind the door to show itself so no one is surprised. I’m not afraid to fight but I’ll always fight fair (even if you don’t).
I hope that shows in my stories. I think my prehistoric fiction theme works perfectly for my natural inclinations. I have had some pushback from creationists (because my early man characters lived 1.8 mya and 850,000 years ago) but our discussions have remained amicable and knowledge-seeking.
I look forward to reading your thoughts on this. Another interesting topic, Alex!
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Man vs. Nature saga, and the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Laws of Nature, Summer 2021.