I write visionary fiction.
Unfortunately, mainstream agents and publishers do not recognize visionary fiction as a genre. In fact, they have dubbed it “the kiss of death” with the flat of their swords.
In the past, visionary fiction was heavy on preaching and light on storytelling, so it deserved temporary banishment to the time-out corner.
But enough is enough. The majority of today’s visionary fiction writers have mastered page-turning plot and in-depth characterization, with the bonus of writing fiction that uplifts and transforms.
There’s a need – no, a yearning – these days for what visionary fiction has to offer.
Let me introduce you to an organization called GATE (Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment), “an evolving community of creative, business and technical professionals in entertainment, media, and the arts — and the interested public — who realize the vital and expanding role media and entertainment play in creating our lives, and who aspire to consciously transform those domains for the benefit of all.”
Each year, GATE holds a public event for networking between media professionals with transformational values. GATE 2 was held on February 4, 2012 with a standing room only crowd of 2,400 at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills. One of the featured speakers was sociologist and author of Cultural Creatives, Dr. Paul Ray.
In the video below, Dr. Ray presents a convincing argument that transformational entertainment has a billion dollar market just waiting to be tapped.
You are what you read, what you see, and what you hear. Where you put your attention determines what you will imbibe – consume – metabolize from the media world. Are you watching TV and films that lift and inspire, or ones that reinforce violence and inanity? Are you listening to radio that enlightens or entertains, or to audio content that underscores differences and confrontation? And, if you’re “in the business,” what are you writing, producing, directing, acting in, scoring?
Join us at VFA and be among the first on board to support fiction that uplifts and transforms.
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