“I was in Toronto, Canada last night.”
“I’m flying over the Arabian desert.”
“I was just in a seedy motel on 7th.”
This recent conversation between writer’s and readers got me to thinking: until today I thought the two were opposites. I’ve changed my opinion.
They are the same – we both want to see beyond the veil. We are curious. We want some adventure in our lives that doesn’t wreck our credit or cut our skin, it doesn’t hold us hostage (for more than about 350 pages), and we can save ourselves simply by stepping away from the text.
The dirty truth is we kinda want to look through the key hole.
You probably think writers know what they are going to write. That may be so, sometimes, but on the whole we are sitting at our keyboards, listening to voices in our heads. We are being entertained just as much as the reader who is watching it unfold. We aren’t so different – we want what everybody else wants: a couch potato adventure.
Originally posted 2013-11-06 21:59:33. Republished by Blog Post Promoter