In this time of social and political division how does a writer address this in his or her stories? One solution is to not do so, as novelist James Harrington makes a case for. Sometimes you just need an escape since current events are all over the place. That doesn’t mean you never should. It’s really up to you as the writer. I do it for Jake & Leon but not Captain Yuletide or any other story I write. There is nothing wrong with either decision but it seems like there is more pressure to “speak out” rather than simply tell a fun story.