I woke up this morning and found this in my blogger comments:
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post “Blurb from Ellen Wittlinger“:
“Without a bit of preaching…” – Why is it whenever anyone dares to take an unpopular position on a controversial moral topic in our society, their ideas are described as didactic, dogmatic, preachy, or any other apparently negative label? With all the destructive sexual activities and misinformation plaguing young adults in America, it would be immensely helpful if those with the power of the pen would use their gift to steer some attitudes in the right direction rather than be content with “keeping it real”.
Dear Anonymous (if you’re reading this),
I tend to ignore anonymous comments, but this one is actually interesting, so I plan to reply…but not today. I’m sorry, but I’m just too swamped with other things right now to reply, especially when I don’t even know who’s making the comment. However, you may want to drop a line to my editor; I’m sure he’d love to hear your thoughts on this matter. In addition, I would suggest emailing my friends as the AS IF blog; they commonly deal with issues such as yours. And of course, I have a lot of writer-friends, and they are welcome to post a reply of their own, if they wish.
And Anonymous, just for the purposes of discussion, could you please post a few books by authors that you consider to “use their gift to steer some attitudes in the right direction rather than be content with ‘keeping it real'”? Thanks.