Some of you may know that I'm starting a Social Work program next week. Yesterday, we had orientation. My head is swimming with the concepts of advocacy, compassion, empowerment and equity.
Guess who gets to benefit from that?
If you guessed YOU, you would be right! How did you know??
Let's talk about the world you live in. Whether your culture plays directly into the conflicts that you face, or just serves as a background, it's still a major part of your story.
Characters: what type of world are you in? Are there people who are not given full rights? Are you one of those people? Or are you someone who takes rights from other people (that's okay, we don't discriminate against evil oppressors here. We take equal opportunity to places equal opportunity has never dreamed of. Go for it.)
Authors: What type of world are you building and/or describing? How does social justice play a role in your story? Does it affect your characters and the story arc?
So, let us know. Are there wrongs in your world that must be righted? Or, if you're an evil oppressor: are there rights in your world that must be wronged? It's all good - let us know about the world you're in!