Can you writing change the world? Can someone break down in tears while reading your work?
Don't know about changing the World but I have had several comments indicating tears on some of my poems and stories about my late wife.
Writing is something that is perceived differently by different types of people. What might make one person cry might not necessarily make another. I believe if you get descriptive enough, and put enough emotion into your writing, someone with a big heart might tear up (I have actually had this happen, I wrote a poem and let my friend read it. She actually started crying) But what I believe is the best key to doing this is to let your writing come from inside. Don't do it with the intentions to cause tears, but instead maybe write about what causes your tears, your pain, your happiness, your triumphs. Write about a story ,a conflict, a tragedy in your life that you overcame. Write about the feeling you get when you see your loved one, or the way your heart seems to glow when you are around your children. Tell someone a story, and I believe, if the message is just right, you'll change the world slowly. Maybe not today, maybe not this year. But someday..
Not sure you can change the World ! The person who said the pen is mightier than the sword was obviously a long way away from the pointy end !
But I would like to think that a good writer can bring about every emotional state from tears to laughter.
I read a Second World War story many, many years ago about a group of guys brought together in Boot Camp. The author spent a lot of time introducing us to all the key characters and he did it so well they almost became friends. As the story progressed we the reader sweated and suffered with them as they went through the hell of training.
Laughed at their jokes, shared their dreams and were proud of them as the past out and became a true fighting unit.
Then they went off to war in the Pacific....and then they started to die !
Yeah.... I had more than a lump in my throat as it happened.
The story was pure fiction but the autor knew his craft and as he killed off the characters it was like losing a friend.
Now that's writing !
for sure! some books have had huge impacts on society, and played a big role in shaping the world we live in today....."The Prince" by Machiavelli spurred change throughout Europe and was said to have influenced the decisions of many major public figures, including kings.
Yes. I can write to change the world (for the worse). Many break down in tears while reading my work ("how on earth this fellow is ever allowed to write?")
I don't know about writing changing the world...answering that question would take a lot more thought than I'm willing to undertake at the moment...
But I do know that some writing, and some of my favorite books, has certainly changed *my* world.
This may seem weird considering the question, but for me it was a trilogy of fantasy novels by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman:
The Time of the Twins
The Test of the Twins
The War of the Twins
Because the basic story is about a wounded, angry person that longs to become a God, and in the process ends up destroying himself. It certainly made me cry...
Happens all the time-they grieve for my poor intellect, bad grammar, spelling. . . and wasteland mind, bereft of humor, or value.
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