Watching TV is one of my favorite pastimes behind sleep, writing, and reading. When I do vegetate in front of the boob tube, I take in more than the plot. I take into account whether my attention is drawn and what/how that is done, the setting, how the characters illustrate their lines, etc. In addition, I consider the topic or subject matter and its relevance to me and society at large. With all this information and detail, I use it to help me gauge whether my writing content is competitive, stirring a new direction, or needs to be reworked.
Does anyone else use this type of method for their writing? Does television influence your storylines? Continue reading ->