So, we’ve been talking a lot about banned books this week, which made me think about what it is that makes a book get onto any banned book lists. Typically, the books that make it onto the banned books lists are controversial in some way. Usually, the stories are too graphic, too sexual, too racially insensitive, or even too religious.
However, although these controversial topics can get a book onto a banned books list, they are also some of the most successful books in the end, because everyone loves a good controversy. So don’t be afraid to work in controversy in your writing. Even everyday controversial topics on blogs are what bring the visitors to your site. So don’t be afraid to really discuss your opinions and get your personal view out there. That is what people really want to see and read, whether you are writing online or whether you are writing a book.
Probably the most controversial thing I have ever written was on my other blog, discussing what young kids need for education. But I’m working on getting my voice out there more!