While the visible world is what we initially describe in our writing, all things invisible are extremely important to writers, as well.
A detective in a mystery story follows clues which are often nearly invisible.
Protagonists in a mystery plot frequently possess greater powers of observation than their colleagues. Such is the case in Sherlock Holmes, The Mentalist, Lie to Me, The Name of the Star, and Haven. (I could go on and on, but you know exactly what I mean.)
The most intriguing scientific stories tell us about fantastic discoveries which have been hiding right in front of us all along — such as harnessing the power of sunlight.
(Check out: How We Got to Now.) http://video.pbs.org/program/how-we-got-now/
Paranormal features are found in fiction for all ages from Scooby Doo, or Meet Joe Black, to Harry Potter.
Even the classics involve the supernatural: The Bishop’s Wife, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, and Frankenstein.
Religion has become a taboo topic in many of our schools today. This is so wrong.
As writers we should increase awareness of our varied cultural backgrounds and share them with our readers.
The invisible supernatural forces which are so important in our world should be discussed and treated with respect. Differences of opinion should not be met with violence. It seems obvious.
A good place to start is to educate ourselves about other religions.
There are many good resources available.
Here’s one: http://www.uri.org/kids/world_chri.htm
The most important thing to remember is that we must respect each other and our world.
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