Writing in the age of Trump


When I started this blog, I swore to myself that I would not bring up politics, but with his recent comments about Puerto Rico, I find myself compelled.

I may lose a few followers over this, but THIS IS MY OPINION ONLY: Donald Trump is an insecure, repugnant, loud-mouthed, uncultured, unintelligent, vapid, racist, sexist, homophobic, egomaniacal, narcissistic windbag. I chuckle when I think of what this man considers culture. I doubt he’s read a book since the eighth grade.

So how does this affect my writing? In my current project, Index, I paint a portrait of a small mountain town in Washington State. Everyone respects each other. Everyone gets along. Differences are tolerated. Differing opinions are considered. Do horrible things happen here? Sure, this is a novel, but the characters themselves are good, honest, friendly people.

My writing is my escapism, and I want to live in a world where people do not hate each other because of their differences. I see no reason why the real world can not be the same.

Just my thoughts. Hope everybody’s well!

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