It is impossible to be truly artistic without the risk of offending someone somewhere.
The soul of an artist cannot be muted indefinitely. It must either be expressed or it will consume the host.
An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied.
A work of fiction should be, for its author, a journey into the unknown, and the prose should convey the difficulties of the journey.
Bring ideas in and entertain them royally, for one of them may be the king.