As I mentioned in my post on motivation last week, I’m head-down in writing mode, working to finish up my manuscript so I can get the coveted “PRO” sticker on my badge for the upcoming RWA National conference. I have about seven days left (depending on when you read this) and four scenes that need to be finalized. That’s a fair amount of work and not a lot of time to do it in.
So naturally, I’m watching a lot of television.
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I’ve been marathon watching shows on Netflix lately, and it’s got me thinking about timing in stories. When you watch shows on standard broadcast television, there is typically a week between episodes, which gives a sense of time passing in the story, even if no actual time cues are provided in the episodes. When you watch one episode after the other, however, that sense of space is lost and it can be challenging to determine just how much time has passed in the story. As viewers continue to transition from traditional broadcast television to on-demand viewing, the issue of timing becomes even more relevant. Continue reading