ASP 71: Should You Be a Controversial Author?
“I am not afraid that the book will be controversial, I’m afraid it will not be controversial.”
– Flannery O’Connor
It’s important for authors to take a strong stance to build a strong and loyal audience. But topics like politics and religion elicit very strong reactions from people. Barrie and Steve talk about being a controversial author and how to maintain your authenticity when controversial topics come up.
What You’ll Learn in this Episode:
- Steve’s recent experience posting some controversial remarks on Facebook and lessons learned
- The impact of sharing your feelings on controversial topics to social media on your author business
- How to maintain your authenticity when you censor yourself
- What you can learn from authors who write and talk about controversial topics and do so successfully
- How your niche or topic can help determine what you should avoid talking about
- The difference between being controversial and being offensive
- Barrie’s rule of thumb when it comes to posting about controversial topics on social media
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