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Old 06-15-2018, 11:14 PM   #1
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What lesson/s are you quietly trying to impart with your writing?

Yeah, go on, you know you do it.

Bisque wants us to know Nazis need a good punching, and I know a few others here are trying to Say Something with their writing, even if it's dialled down.

Mine's probably the Matrix's 'know thyself', riffing on a theme of self-exploration.



Maybe a dose of 'Don't underestimate the little guy'.

And perhaps, 'Sometimes things get dark before they hit full brightness'.
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:37 PM   #2
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Most of my stories were written for the Earth Day contest, back when there was one, and they all promote a vegan diet. Even the one I wrote for the Halloween contest snuck in a plug for veganism. Call it my trademark.
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:58 PM   #3
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I mostly try to get across that you can do a story with graphic sex in it that would still be a commercial story if the graphic sex wasn't in it.

In my GM stories, I also try to create a world in which being actively gay is a societal norm.
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Old 06-16-2018, 12:11 AM   #4
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My positive characters spell correctly and bathe often. Orthography and sanitation are important.
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Old 06-16-2018, 12:16 AM   #5
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Absolutely none. I have a hard enough time writing something that I think isn't a horrible waste of time and effort to try to fit messages and deeper meaning into my stories.

I consider what I write to be a success if it's in any way marginally better than what I've written in the past. I admire anyone who tries to impart lessons through their fiction. I'd be happy if I eventually get to the point where I'd feel comfortable trying that.
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Old 06-16-2018, 12:24 AM   #6
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'Lesson' is probably not a word that I would use. But I suppose that I would like readers to take away the idea that smut can still be carefully crafted prose, and that every character worthy of the reader's cheers should be able to prepare a restaurant-quality meal and select an appropriate beverage to accompany it. Should there be any doubt, Coke is not an appropriate accompaniment to any meal.
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Old 06-16-2018, 01:29 AM   #7
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'Lesson' is probably not a word that I would use. But I suppose that I would like readers to take away the idea that smut can still be carefully crafted prose, and that every character worthy of the reader's cheers should be able to prepare a restaurant-quality meal and select an appropriate beverage to accompany it. Should there be any doubt, Coke is not an appropriate accompaniment to any meal.
Unfair. What if you're not an alcohol-drinker... at least for the night? Such harsh judgement.

Frankly, I don't know what I'd do without Coke Zero.
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Old 06-16-2018, 01:31 AM   #8
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My positive characters spell correctly and bathe often. Orthography and sanitation are important.
Yes, and yes. 👍
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Old 06-16-2018, 02:39 AM   #9
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Most of my lessons are pretty much common sense but then again, common sense seems to have packed its bag and left town in a lot of places.

Since this is Lit, the first lesson is that it is alright to fuck Mom before you fuck the daughter but good manners says you should invite them both for a play date.

And so on and so forth....
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Old 06-16-2018, 04:01 AM   #10
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Should there be any doubt, Coke is not an appropriate accompaniment to any meal.
Is it appropriate for a snack? I like to eat two frozen Snickers bars from the freezer and wash them down with an ice cold Coke. Right after that, I use my waterpik to wash away all the sugar before my teeth dissolve. Hmm, are two Snickers and a Coke appropriate snacks?

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You'll find no active teachings in my writings. I think Readers read far more into the meaning of a work than a writer could ever hope to put in it.

Music, plays, movies, anything entertaining, people see what they want, which is what helps them form that connection or spew hate or say 'blah.'

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Old 06-16-2018, 05:42 AM   #11
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If there are any lessons in my writing?

Tolerance and respect for others.
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Old 06-16-2018, 07:03 AM   #12
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The lesson of My Fall and Rise is that no matter how badly we fall, we can find redemption through the power of love.

The lesson of Mary and Alvin is that ordinary life can be, and should be a great adventure.
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Old 06-16-2018, 09:07 AM   #13
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Yeah, go on, you know you do it.

Bisque wants us to know Nazis need a good punching
Moi? *bats eyes*
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Old 06-16-2018, 09:13 AM   #14
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If there's any lesson in my stories then I suppose it's about the power of love. I mean, the story I'm writing is named "Love is Enough." How obvious could I be?

Aside from that, I think it's best to let the readers decide if there's a lesson to be learned. I've been surprised in the past by the things they find.
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Old 06-16-2018, 09:14 AM   #15
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Talking about sex is important. And sometimes sex is a way of talking about other stuff.

Science is neat and there should be more of it in erotica.

Sometimes the line between sex and horror is very thin.
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Old 06-16-2018, 09:26 AM   #16
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Talking about sex is important. And sometimes sex is a way of talking about other stuff.

Science is neat and there should be more of it in erotica.

Sometimes the line between sex and horror is very thin.
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Old 06-16-2018, 09:28 AM   #17
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You don't have to be perfect to love and to be loved.
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Old 06-16-2018, 09:47 AM   #18
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Accept change and thrive. Laugh harder and Love deeper. Never stop reaching for the sky. You/we can do anything.

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Old 06-16-2018, 10:02 AM   #19
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I'm not sure if it's a lesson, exactly, but I think my stories here tend to reflect my view that the line between normal and deviant is much blurrier than we believe. Normal is nothing more than a statistical mean. I'm intrigued by how powerfully people cling to ideas of normality, even here at Literotica. My stories usually depict people pushing against societal norms and usually getting away with it, with happy or at least open endings.
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Old 06-16-2018, 11:04 AM   #20
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Lessons? Holy shit, you mean I could have been writing stuff that imparted lessons to my readers.

Actually, I thing I have, everyone hates my loving wives tales. So I think I have taught them the lesson how to hate.

Seriously, I write not to teach, but to titillate. Also, I write what I like to read, if someone else likes it, great.
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Old 06-16-2018, 12:22 PM   #21
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I occasionally impart lessons on photography, music, geography, botany, and sexual geometry. Not much else. Very little on costume design, Hopi rituals, or advanced steam engines. Yet. Behavior lessons? Beyond my pay grade. People gonna do what they think they wanna do. Try to change that, hey? Rotsa ruck.
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Old 06-17-2018, 02:25 PM   #22
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1. Sex is fun.

2. Melodrama is pointless and annoying. Chill.
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Old 06-17-2018, 03:13 PM   #23
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You don't have to be perfect to love and to be loved.
and, loving someone isn't always easy.
I hadn't thought of this, but it has to be at the top of the list now.

Before reading that, it would have been 1) the importance of love, 2) the importance of respect in love and 3) the importance of fun in both love and sex.

Also, same theme as RubenR's last point, successful love takes a lot of work. If it doesn't need work, then it's probably infatuation and that (while fun) rarely lasts. Either it transitions (matures) into love or else you wake up one morning thinking (or the equivalent), "What the hell? And to think I gave him breakfast, too!"

Edit: On reflection, the above are things I find myself including in my stories, but the last thing I am trying to write are moralistic lessons. I aim for refined smut, not parables. YMMV.

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Old 06-17-2018, 06:03 PM   #24
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Unfair. What if you're not an alcohol-drinker... at least for the night? Such harsh judgement.

Frankly, I don't know what I'd do without Coke Zero.
It's either Coke Zero of Bundy and Coke here, irrespective of what I'm eating.

My husband wanted to go to https://www.ariabrisbane.com.au/ so I took him there for a birthday. Bundy & Coke wasn't on their menu so I asked the waitress which rum was most like it. She informed us that it's actually available, just not on the menu. Drinks were ordered. Then she bought us the wine list and told us about matching wines to our meals but we declined. 'Should I just keep the bundy coming?' she asked. Absolutely! And so we had a stupendously expensive, beautifully crafted three course dinner accompanied by rum and cokes.

If they hadn't had anything like bundy, I would have stuck to Coke Zero. I've tried to like wine but it's actually quite disgusting and I have no idea how anyone actually likes it.
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Old 06-17-2018, 10:32 PM   #25
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I try my best to make my male characters sensitive, thoughtful and caring. I think this is as importart now as ever.
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