There are many untold stories out there. Many unmade westerns, many moving true stories that should be on film but aren’t…I want this to change. It s time to bring quality writing and such back to the table. Lately, we’ve seen a lot of great action stories and such, but it is time tread into areas that people fear again. It is also time to use the one tool as a writer we have and that is our “pen” to make that happen.
Many use word processors and such, but nothing beats a pen on great paper as far as I am concerned. The pen turns us into a God, Goddess or Wizard–enabling us to manipulate entire worlds and lives without ever hurting a soul. It enables us to share our joy and our pain in ways that no one else (besides those who have been in the trenches with us) can relate to.
It also draws readers into tragic worlds of reality, knowing that time cannot be turned back, but lessons learned can help to prevent such events from happening again. I am referring to events such as 9/11, the Manson Murders, the Bath Michigan School Bombing of 1927 (which SOMEONE NEEDS TO MAKE A MOVIE ABOUT~!) Arnie Bernstein wrote a great book about it which one can get at the link below. Then there is the explosion at the school in New London, Texas that killed many–and resulted in odor producing additives being put into natural gas so an odor is produced to let people know that there is a leak.
With our pens, our pains and our joys, we create mystical worlds of dragons and knights, vampires and werewolves, faeries and witches. However we also need to write the stories that are true and in danger of being lost. Many of these stories took place prior to when we were born. Others happen before us and seem to get swept from our Historical floor by a society that only wants us to forget them. Well we don’t forget them and we won’t let our children and grandchildren forget them. We will not forget the wrongs done to my ancestors–the Native Americans or the Irish. We will not forget the cruelties endured by “Indentured Servants” and African slaves. We will certainly not forget the Holocaust–which could one day happen again on a different scale.
Whatever a writer decides to do with that pen is important. The pen can change lives, inspire and destroy (depending on how it is used). It is for that reason we must write in such a way that the reader will feel good again and/or have HOPE after closing the book or turning off the e-reader and why screenwriters and such should try to enable their intended audience to experience the same thing when watching the small screen or the big one.
There are writers of this caliber out there. It is time to awaken the beast or the angel within–depending on their specialty! Food for thought. I was raised as a Baptist and the preachers always talked about how the tongue can kill…Well, perhaps it’s a good thing the pen wasn’t invented yet and that the quill was never mentioned!