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  1. LKMore01 profile image68
    LKMore01posted 6 years ago

    How do you feel about writing controversial material? Are you strong enough to take the heat?

    How do you handle controversial topics that are meaningful to you but may upset your family and friends?

  2. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 6 years ago

    I always write so-called controversial subjects.   I am NEVER afraid to take the heat.  If the comments are too negative, just simply delete.  Oftentimes, the TRUTH about the matter DOES cause a VISCERAL response from some.  Yes, THE TRUTH often H-U-R-T-S, OUCH!  However, that should never prevent one from telling the truth and seeing the inanities and backwardness of the situation at hand.   One must always analyze and scrutinize the underlying societal construct and the so-called sacred cows, no matter what it is; if some people view this as negative, that is THEIR issue.

    1. LKMore01 profile image68
      LKMore01posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much for sharing these inspiring words, gmwilliams.

  3. C.V.Rajan profile image60
    C.V.Rajanposted 6 years ago

    I do enjoy writing on controversial subjects and the more criticism it receives the more fun it has. Unless a reply is outright indecent, I avoid deleting any comment. Sharp reactions add spice to the discussions.

    1. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      YOU GO! I like your sass and style. Go on and WRITE IT!

    2. LKMore01 profile image68
      LKMore01posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      C.V Rajan,
        Thank you for responding. I am so grateful for all of the thoughtful and passionate responses and I agree with gm.

  4. Stacie L profile image91
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    I have some controversial articles that have created some dissension from family and friends, but I take them in stride.
    Some topics will affect certain people more than others.
    As a writer, I can report about  news and be objective or write about a topic that they are passionate about, that stirs others' emotions.
    If family and friends object to my writing, then it's an opportunity to start a discussion. Sometimes writing is easier than face to face confrontation.

    1. LKMore01 profile image68
      LKMore01posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Stacie L,
         Thank you and all the other HUB contributors for really confirming what was in my heart. Passion is what creates change. Passion is what allows us to be expressive. I look forward to reading some amazing articles from all of you.

  5. joeyallen profile image82
    joeyallenposted 6 years ago

    You could not have asked a more pertinent question as far as I am concerned. Over the last few weeks I have started thinking about writing articles on political issues. Every time I start, I hesitate and am consumed by personal mental images of the possible vitriolic feedback my writing will no doubt cause. I'm constantly dumbfounded by how the opposite side never seems to discuss, they just scream, change the subject, run away or insult me personally.
    My question is, "Does hubpages have a political writers area?"
    Your question, LK, has helped me move on this and I will be checking this out today (though these negative images keep recurring).

    1. LKMore01 profile image68
      LKMore01posted 6 years agoin reply to this

           Please let me know what you discover. Thank you for your insightful comments and reassurance. There are some news forum comments I read just because I believe we need to understand the opposing view. Insults get all of us no where.

  6. Gina145 profile image82
    Gina145posted 6 years ago

    Probably the only controversial writing I've been involved with was one question here a few months ago. The discussion got so heated at one stage that I almost locked the topic, but eventually let it play itself out without any further contribution on my part.
    I'm not very good at handling controversy, but perhaps it's time I learned. I imagine I'd increase the traffic to my Hubs that way.

    1. LKMore01 profile image68
      LKMore01posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for responding and sharing your comment Gina145. It sounds like you are trying to learn more than argue. You should be commended for your thoughtfulness.

  7. Reynold Jay profile image78
    Reynold Jayposted 6 years ago

    IT is a reason to write novels--novels that bring the reader into the fray and allows him to see things a bit differently by the time he/she reaches the last page. No preaching, nothing that would give the reader the idea that he may end up better for the experience--until the final pages. A HUB is far to brief an experience to change another's mind. Arguments abound as we all experience life a bit differently and we are all correct according to the way we have lived it. IT is the reason I wrote the trilogy, "Seeds from Heaven."

    1. LKMore01 profile image68
      LKMore01posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Reynold Jay,
           Thank you so much for your brilliantly eloquent response.

  8. Laura in Denver profile image79
    Laura in Denverposted 6 years ago

    I totally write about controversial subjects. I find it helpful to directly address the concerns of the opposition and provide some history into what made the subject controversial. Often, new laws are misused/exploited resulting in loss of rights by some individuals. That particularly interests me. The laws were enacted for a reason, however, which must be addressed.


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