The part of this reading that caught my eye was that I have never thought about how much planning goes into a book. To me a writer is a genius that sits down and jots a few notes and characters and then starts writing but to think that he has the write the beginning and the ending and fill in the middle last was something I never contemplated. I guess that is why I am not a writer.
What showed me my point in this writing is in chapter 11 "when they happen in literature they're not really accidents" Here is my question I realize that a soap opera is not a novel or movie so I often wonder how the writers think when they are plotting, planning, killing off and bring people back to life. Some soap operas like general hospital have been on since 1963, I wonder over the years where they get their "middle" from and are they looking towards and end? (I hope not) Writers amaze me and confuse me.