Take-home point vs. Preaching
I had an interesting conversation with Katie yesterday, about take-home ideas. After reading various blogs, articles and websites, I know “preaching” your viewpoint is a no-no, especially if it comes across as such to the reader. So regardless of my personal views, my aim has always been to tell a good story.
But Katie made me realize that there is a gray area there (she referred to it as a “take-home point.” Truly great literature is chock-full of take-home points (otherwise we’d have nothing to discuss in English class), and while I don’t pretend to be writing truly great literature, the subject material for this book can’t help grazing the scope of gender issues. It’s about a girl who plays football. AND her world is decidedly a male-dominated one.
More on this in part 2