Odd how I can get two replies and NO notification Email, despite being subscribed. I thought it wasn't being answered.
What's the point of a story, if you can pull nothing out of it? I'm not a moral crusader, in fact the very idea of moral crusading inspires a deep, seething hate within me. I'm a philosopher, and the purpose of any discussion of morals, politics and culture serves that end. In particular, the morality of law comes up a lot in my stories, but despite my best efforts I can't seem to have the discussion come up through the story itself and I don't really want to have a big debate scene to serve that purpose. When I try the former, it flies over the reader's head. When I try the latter, I just can't get it into a condition I feel does both sides justice and doesn't break the story. As I said, I'm not a moral crusader and presenting only my viewpoint, or presenting a caricature of the opposing viewpoint, just feels wrong to me.