No Politics Just Entertainment

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I once posted this meme on Facebook with the comment, “I swear, on everything that is holy, this story isn’t set in Washington, D.C.” Thankfully, people got the joke. They gave it a lot of likes.

All jokes aside, I keep my books politically neutral. I do so by design. It doesn’t matter if I’m conservative or liberal, roughly half of my fans will have the opposite point of view, and I don’t want to lose half of my fans.

As a fiction writer, my job is to entertain my readers. Period. I don’t tell them what to think or who to vote for. The whole idea of reading a novel is to take a break from reality for a little while. And, in my humble opinion, the romance genre does this quite nicely. The focus is on the relationship between two people who’ve fallen in love. Romance includes a number of sub-genres; sweet romance, (no sex) sensual romance, erotica, and gay and lesbian. I happen to write sensual romance. It’s one of more popular styles of romance, again with the focus on the relationship between two lovers.

For those who are interested, there is a genre called, “political fiction.” Famous novels in the genre would include George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm. I read both when I was in high school, and they are indeed interesting books. However, it’s not a genre I choose to write.

Marina Martindale

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