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DISCLOSURES

Some lawyers stay up at night trying to ruin free society and create new rules. Therefore, here are the disclosures I must have that you probably won't read.

Worldviews affect the Writer, which effect the writing.


They're here!

Chester snapped awake...

His heart pumped against his chest like a battering ram, with the police just outside the door. Chester's skin was cold, clammy. Bed clothes were soaked.

Fog slowly cleared from his mind, under the light of a new dawn...

*** 

"They felt so real." Chester said to Ms. Wu, as he helped her run his own personal brand of Anti Virus software on the Orphanage Computers. He could have done it from home, but he enjoyed their weekly talks. "Black leather and mist were swirling about me, chasing me through the streets. I bolted into this old church on my right and locked the bolt. They were banging into the door, clambering to get through, the door was creaking... then I woke up."

"Interesting..." Ms. Wu said, as she picked up a "Coding Basics for Dummies" book, and placed it on the shelf.

"It was so real... even though I've been awake for a few hours now, it still feels real."

"Let me ask.." turning to him, "Why were you afraid of them?"

The question had not occurred to him. "I...Why wouldn't I be? They were scary monsters."

"Sure, but they were locked outside, you were safe inside. You escaped them."

"But there were getting in."

"Were they? Or were they trying to get in an failing?"

Mr. Wu had a knack for turning things upside down.


***

Worldview:  any ideology, philosophy, theology, movement, or religion that provides an overarching approach to understanding God, the world, and man's relation to God and the world.

Your Worldview affects everything you do. Another way to think of Worldview is "Core Beliefs".

What you believe about God, the world, man's relationship to God and one another, love, fear, health, relationships, your personal value, the value of other human lives, etc, etc... affects everything you do.

The fact is that most people on earth have given little to no thought about their own Worldview. Even those of us who have given much thought can fall into patterns based on heart beliefs that we have yet to identify.

As a writer, it’s an interesting paradox…

1. When one tries to “make a point” it usually comes across as straight allegory (Pilgrims Progress), it's great for teaching a lesson, but really a great "story". 
2. When one just writes to tell a great story, but, has a strong yet generic world view it comes across as a great story (but has no clear "specific" lesson) (Lord of the Rings).
3. When one writes to tell a great story, but, has a VERY distinct world view they write from it comes across as a great story (but has a clear lesson) (Chronicles of Narnia).

I think I want to land somewhere between two and three.

If you are not familiar with Worldviews, this Worldview Chart shows a breakdown of the most common Worldviews you will encounter in this modern world.


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Tell the LIFE community about a story you encountered this week, and what you learned from it. 

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