How’s it going? I realized that after all these years, I’m still retaining a habit that could be blocking me a little bit in my fiction writing, and in my business, too. Maybe you have it, or something similar.
Let’s get to it.
Without a lot more delay, here it is: Whenever I’m watching a scene that’s tense or embarrassing, I get nervous about it.
To the point that it’s hard to watch. Even though as a writer I know that these scenes are the best to get readers drawn in to the story (or prospects into the copy).
It just pulls people in–maybe it’s the “aw man, I’d hate to be going through that right now” factor.
Or the “Man I HATED it when I did go through that” sort of thing.
Since I haven’t studied this particular phenomenon (and don’t personally know anyone who has–at least I think I don’t), guesses are all I’ve got for you.
That, and how I feel when I’m seeing somebody make a fool of themselves.
In my business, this may leak over when I’m dealing with things like controversies over things like fees, deliverables, and what-have-ya. I’m not entirely sure.
How about you? Do you get nervous watching tense scenes on TV, or reading them in books? Drop me a line in the comments.
Tomorrow is Triple F–be sure to stop by.
Until next time,