Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Should Authors Be Political?

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Good question brought up by Alice Tasman on Twitter.

My personal thought are you'll distance yourself from 50% of your market with a few words in this politically charged time.

Try this out for size... "Hey, I think everything you stand for is silly. Wanna' buy my book?"

Keep to writing.

My marketing advice? Save your politics for behind closed doors.


  1. Depends on what kind of politics are you talking about, and what time period. The Civil War for instance the soldiers were well educated and for the most part, had their own opinions about the war and why it was being fought. I use my characters to say something I really want spoken about politics.

  2. Of course you're right, Ryan. I should have been more specific, as the discussion I was following was about current politics and if author's should take sides.