Writing In the Aftermath of Tragedy

Check out this thought-provoking post from the Novelty Revisions blog on the topic of writing in the aftermath of tragedy.

Meg Dowell Writes

When awful things happen in the world, we’re encouraged — often pressured — to take action. To DO something, both to help those in need and to take steps to prevent similar tragedies from occurring again.

Action is important. We can’t just sit around tweeting about how things need to change, then go on with our lives as if that’s going to be enough to actually make a difference.

Yet, as writers, we actually have access to a potentially influential toolkit many others can’t unlock.

We have the power of our words.

Words alone, of course, are not enough to trigger a shift in the way things are. But they’re often enough to trigger curiosity, and changes in thought — maybe even considerations about altering opinions and/or behaviors.

That’s right — your words can help convince someone, multiple someones, to spread the word. To act.

In the wake of Las…

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