when writing about dark topics that have real-world victims, we should be considerate.
we should do our research. we should think carefully about what we’re writing and if it’s our place to write it. we should think about who we’re writing for, and if someone we don’t want to see it will see it. how will they feel if they do see it? if it’s something we don’t want them to feel, maybe we should reframe the issue, or even write something else if we can’t think of how to frame it respectfully.
if we all make sure to be considerate about what we write, i think the world of fiction will be a much safer place for everyone!