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Should Fiction Model Good Behavior? | Writer’s Relief

Should your writing serve as a role model? Writer’s Relief found this conversation-inducing topic from the website Mythcreants, where author Oren Ashkenazi writes about how fiction should stop demonizing certain behaviors (and, ostensibly, should promote others):

“Fiction is just as capable of demonizing benign or helpful behaviors, and it does so with disturbing frequency. This has harmful consequences in real life, as it reinforces existing beliefs about what is acceptable. To make matters worse, the consequences often fall on those who are already marginalized, making it doubly important for storytellers to get their act together.”

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