I have this story that I’m working on and the first few episodes are based on a true story & it involves a girl who is a smoker and she talks about how much smoking helps her and all that, but I don’t want to write exactly that because it might make it seem like I’m encouraging drugs. I don’t know if it would be okay or…? What should I do?
I don’t think it would be okay.
You could do a reader message explaining how you don’t encourage drugs or just put an authors note at the beginning.
You definitely can’t put that out.
You can say that your character is smoking or doing drugs or whatever… but you can’t say “how much it helps her” because in a way you’re saying “you’re enjoying smoking”.
Isn’t this consider contradicting yourself though?
I don’t think you should add that readerMessage saying that, I also don’t think you should make a story like that unless you follow those guidelines ^^
Okay, I can work around it & thanks!