How should fiction set in today’s times treat politics?
Thank you Dr. Bob for this month's Round Robin Blog topic.
I do not mention politics in my contemporary fiction. My western romance and romantic suspense novels highlight regional influences and traditions but ignore politics.
It's not because I'm unaware of the world of politics, Global and within the U.S.A., I am writing fiction with a strong romantic element. I do not find politics romantic. And even if I did, by the time my novel came into print or were downloaded into eBook readers, the political climate could have changed--my hero's stance is no longer be considered 'hero-like', or, relevant.
Now my historical novels are a different matter. History is history. Historical research involves means fact collecting: diaries, journals, newspaper articles (different slants), art, government records, (often) first-person interviews, and photographs---there was no photo-shop app.in history to hide scars, or disguise the look of hunger or sorrow in the eyes of children.
"Tanayia--Whisper upon the Water" highlights a 'hot-bed' of political, racial, and government policies from the late 1800s until early 1900s--when the Native American Indians was forced onto Reservations and their children to sent to government run boarding schools.
So, reader's what is your take on politics in a contemporary novel?
Be sure and visit the talented writers of this month' s Round Robin Blog Hop and read what they have written.
Skye Taylor http://www.skye-writer.com/blogging_by_the_sea
Dr. Bob Rich https://wp.me/p3Xihq-1Qt
Fiona McGier http://www.fionamcgier.com/
Rhobin Courtright http://www.rhobincourtright.com
Judith Copek http://lynx-sis.blogspot.com/