I like the idea of writing to change a certain aspect of something that is wrong with the world.
“You write in order to change the world … if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change it.” – James Baldwin
I know creative writers create stories out of inspiration, but I love the idea of writing to help people or to challenge a current way of life that hurts people. Hunger Games, for example, challenges us to think about the horrors of violence and war. Collins was actually inspired to write the three books from her time watching news footage in the Vietnam War with her dad.
I want to write about many things. I want stories to challenge bullying, religious/cultural ideals that hurt people (Namely, women, gays, etc.), war, violence, prejudice.
When you write, are there issues that you want to address within your tale that allow people to think outside of their immediate world? Do tell!