Aspirations…or lack there of

An author friend and I got into a debate over the “point” of our manuscripts. She writes to fight social injustice, to change perception, to teach a lesson. My goal is a little less lofty: to tell a good story.

She was surprised that I hadn’t set my sights a little higher and felt I was selling myself short.

Maybe I am.

Or not.  I think providing entertainment and escape is wonderful and worthy of my effort.  Honestly, I spent so much time in high school and college searching for an author’s meaning and underlying message that I don’t want to do it with my own writing. 

I don’t think that makes me shallow, I just have a different end game.

Do your stories have a point? 


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