Do you feel like it is important for a book to have a message?
"I think a book needs to have a POINT. Which is different from a message." - Heidi Kling, author of Sea.
"Not a message, not like a fortune cookie or a proverb that I can take away. But I think it's important for any narrative, whether a book or a movie or a poem, to have a point or an insight to offer in exchange for the reader's time." - Swati Avashti, author of Split.
"'Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.' - Mark Twain. I tend to agree with him." - Karen Kincy, author of Other.
"When I was younger, I never liked books containing heavy-handed messages, and so I definitely don't try to incorporate messages when I write. I do think my books tend to have themes, which kind of shape the story and hold everything together." - Brenna Yovanoff, author of The Replacement.
"I like to explore themes while I write a story—but I don’t want to hit anyone over the head with a specific message" - Bree Despain, author of The Dark Divine.
"Personally, I love a book that has a message, especially one that makes me question my reality, like Hunger Games. So even though 'didactic' and “preachy” are no-nos, I do like books that make the reader think/question/act." - Kristin Tubb, author of Selling Hope.
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