The emails I have received in relation to my Hub yesterday "The Day My Uncle Was Murdered" suggest that people are shocked at the deatail, should we tone down the details of our life experiences..............
just noticed this and on my way to read your hub now-- but offhand think that sharing one's personal truth with honesty is more important than worrying about the tender feelings of the easily shockable-- your story might help somebody else with a murdered relative who can relate to you for example. I suppose I am naive-- but I believe in the power of truth and that we are as sick as our secrets-- so more power to you
Maybe put a disclaimer at the top that there is going to be graphic details, then people can choose whether to read on or not? Other people's opinions shouldn't stop you writing the way you want to, how you express yourself is your choice. But more contentious topics will provoke a stronger response from others.
Irish, I can whole heartedly tell you to NOT TONE IT DOWN!
If people are shocked by what they read, well they could ahve stopped reading at any time. The people who complain about writing such as yours made an actual choice to read it all, and then complain about it.
Whiners such as this do not deserve teh time of day, you are not forcing the material down their throats. To each email you get regarding this, you should point out that it was their choice to read your article.
It is people like that, who love to complain and cause trouble, who have stifled human advancement for millenia.
I have just finished reading your hub and am without the words to leave a comment but not because of shock but because I am greatly humbled by what you experienced.
As a writer, one should write honestly, even if that includes certain elements that may shock a reader. The reader has a choice to continue reading or to stop. No one can force a reader to finish what he/she has begun.
I think the people who were shocked should have gotten a clue from the title. They shouldn't expect murder to be pretty and there was nothing gory about the explicitness. Let them get shocked and be aware that not everything in life is puppies and cupcakes.
I wish to apologise to those fellow Hubbers who took time yesterday to reply to this thread, shortly after posting the thread I decided to take time out, so I would like to take this opportunity to thank all who contributed, I am back today after spending a quiet day in the garden yesterday, it was a lovely day here yesterday.....today it is Snowing.....last night I watched that DVD the day after tomorrow....great movie...but I woke up this morning thinking I was in the movie....the sun is starting to come out now....but it is cold 11am in Ireland and hello to everyone out there in the Cyber community
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