Saturday, January 22, 2011

Question for Writers: Mother Nature is What?

Say your protagonist has a resource issue. Maybe there isn't enough food, or transportation, or medicine for that dying relative. Would you rather write a protagonist who views nature and the universe as helpful or competitive? Would their views be reflected in their society, or go against the common paradigm? In the end, would your protagonist be correct or incorrect? Would the tastey deer appear just in time for the hunter, or would the train he can finally afford a ticket on break down?

Would an unhelpful universe necessarily mean a sad ending? Would providence necessarily equal a happy ending?

Feel free to answer/ramble in the comments. If the question inspires a Flash Friday or something similar, feel free to link to your story in the comments and please link back to here on the applicable webpage.

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