“If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered.”
― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Quote courtesy goodreads
Do you agree, and if so, how far ?
In my opinion, a writer/blogger should never write what is untrue (except in fiction, which is a given). At the same time, if there is a truth that can hurt someone, it is better left unwritten. Maybe it can be given a less offensive/sensitive form. I usually do not write about controversial topics on my blog. Maybe I am a scaredy cat, but I think this is so because I want to keep the mood light in my posts.
Again, do you agree with Stephen King?
Do let me know in the comments section or in a post of your own.