It occurred to me this morning, while I was folding towels, how much my writer-mind affects my reader-mind and tv-watcher-mind.
Sometimes it’s not a good thing. I’ll be reading a new book and be annoyed when the protagonist does something that conflicts wildly with the characterization I noticed two chapters ago. Or I’ll drop a new show because, even though I like the character, the plot doesn’t work- I can tell the writer stuck that bit in because they didn’t know what else to do. It can ruin some otherwise perfectly enjoyable entertainment.
But other times, being able to clearly see how the writer did what they did and why it works makes things so. much. better. Example- I love Billy Joel, and I was listening to Piano Man the other day. The characterization and scene-setting that Billy Joel manages with just a few lines is INCREDIBLE. And I love that song even more because I have an inkling of the amount of work required to do that well.
How has your writer-mind affected your otherwise-normal-mind? Has it ever caused trouble for you? What benefits have you noticed?
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