Note from Dan: The following guest post is from Gina Holmes, a nurse, PR professional and writer whose third novel, Wings of Glass, will be published next month. I wrote about her struggles breaking into publishing back in 2009.
By Gina Holmes
Hey Dan! It was so good to connect with you at the Roanoke Regional Writers Conference.
I was thinking how funny it is that I like you so much, and, if you haven’t guessed, you and I sit on opposite ends of the political fence, though I try not to be too political since that’s not really my strong suit. I’m not a fan these days of many of those debates for personal reasons.
Anywho, you might consider doing a column on this subject matter. I think it would be fascinating.
From gun control to Jerry Falwell, I’m guessing that having a two-sided courteous discussion would bring people on both sides to open their eyes a little more and least consider the other side’s viewpoint. Because at least half your readership in this Bible belt-area are Republicans and conservatives, I think showing that you’re good at listening (and I know you are, which is what makes you a great reporter) as well as offering opinions would be really cool for lack of a better word on this bleary-eyed morning.
It could even become a regular feature. Sort of a he-said, she-said deal.
If you want a name of the perfect person to counter you, I think I know one. She’s a local writer. I’m putting together a nonfiction proposal with her basically on biblical promises for women. She’s smart as a whip, conservative but not in an obnoxious sort of way. Great writer.
Anyway, just throwing out an idea of depolarization Thanks again, Dan for the wonderful class at the writers conference. Your stories are always a highlight. Hope to see you next year.
Now I’m going to go and complain to the NRA about you!