Writers write primarily about what they think, feel, believe, or contemplate. This is, of course, most easily seen in nonfiction, but also plays an important role in the job of those like me...the storytellers of the world.
I have pretty strong feelings on things, some things more than others. As a general rule I dislike hostile confrontation, and though heated conversations are often great when they're happening, I dislike debate and essays. So I find myself with the need to tell the world what I think in a different way.
When it comes to writing, I am a storyteller by talent, practice, and desire. I've been writing for a lot of years...probably close to eight or nine (since I was eight or so). But as most people who start writing young, I've lost a good deal of the patience (and time) that it takes to write prolifically, as well as getting frustrated by work that was nothing short of rubbish. The result is that I do not write every day, nor every week, save blog posts. But in this time when writing has been pushed to the back burner of my life, I've learned something very important, and it has changed my craft...for the better.
I've learned that I write best if I have a theory, idea, or frustration that is bothering me. That idea then transforms into a story which has more than just words; it has meaning. And while plot carries a story well, nothing carries a story like meaning.
I don't know if the world wants stories that speak out (bluntly at times) against Global Warming, vaccines, obsession with appearance (particularly weight!), the United Nations, and 'systems'. Maybe the world around mr doesn't want that, but I honestly do not care, because in weaving my views into a story I find fulfillment, and seeing as I've pretty much given up all hope of writing professionally, fulfillment is really the ultimate gift.
My goal is to never make myself write a story I don't feel, but at the same time never let a matter lie if it demands a story.