Positivity. Am I positive that that’s what good fiction needs? yes. So many people are out there writing great stuff in fictional worlds that no one would ever want to visit. A negative fictional world is too much like the real world. Why would we want to go there? Now think about this…… wait this: when you write something – fictional or otherwise – and it’s negative, what have you really written? For example, I don’t like umbrellas. I hate ‘em! Well, what DO you like Mr. Umbrella Hater? Who knows, right? Maybe nothing. So negative writing really isn’t very descriptive. Of course, everyone knows this. But it bears repeating.
Now think about this…. and not just because I’m really hungry and I need to send this and eat something: remember that fictional character that hated smokers and didn’t wear shorts and wasn’t really that tall and didn’t like to live in rainy climes? Me neither. Ack!? I’m being attacked by another umbrella. “BACK, YOU FIEND!”
Final-question-time: If a writer had to cho-cho-choooose between a pinch of positivity, an ounce or a google? which would would-be author cho-cho-choooose? Answer: a google. A google of positivity. How to gain a google of positivity? Google it, I guess. I’m gonna go eat something now.