I tend not to write things that would warrant a trigger warning. Yes, I have action and violence, but I tend to keep it on the literary equivalent of a PG-13 movie. Nothing too problematic.
But, even though I don’t write anything that warrants a warning, I’m not a big believer in censoring anything that a writer thinks is the right way to tell their story. Just because it’s not what I write doesn’t mean I think it shouldn’t be written.
BUT, if you do write that sort of thing, then I also think it’s common courtesy to give some kind of content warning. I think that’s no different from the movie rating system, and it’s a generally good idea to give your audience an idea what to expect.
Now, that doesn’t mean giving away your surprises. I think every good book should have a moment or two that might just tear your reader’s heart out. I think The Imposters of Aventil does that quite nicely.
As will Lady Henterman’s Wardrobe and A Parliament of Bodies.
And the rest of what’s to come.
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