Reblogged from TRSA:
My name is T.L. Davis, I’m an author and screenwriter. I never considered writing as a career or even as a part-time career, which is what it is for most writers. I considered myself a hard-working guy, working ranches and in the oil industry.
When I was in the Air Force, working on jet fighters, my job was to inspect F-15’s at night, fix them and get them ready for the morning sorties. That left a lot of time doing repetitive inspections that, once a person inspects the same aircraft a few times, they know what is new and what is not, so my mind wandered while my eyes and hands did the work. I found that interactions between characters I had created in my boredom would replay themselves over and over again until I wrote them down in a notebook, then my mind went about creating new characters and interactions and I would write that down to get rid of them. Before long, I had several notebooks of basically worthless, disconnected scenes and characters.
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