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togetherwiththesoul

I also want to add that sometimes being too specific or expert in your knowledge can alienate the reader, or take the reader out of the story. There have been a ton of times that I have read specific facts in a book, get taken out of the novel, google the author on a hunch, and see in their twitter bio “wine enthusiast” or “horse lover since 6” or “owns 18 race cars”. Then I realise that the character has become a self-insert by the author and am entirely turned off.

Because I think it’s an interesting point: At what point do you all find yourselves alienated by an authors particular interests coming through in the story? Personally, I love learning about things that I don’t know much about, but there’s a line where it stops feeling natural to the narrative/isn’t explained in an interesting enough way to keep my attention. 

Discuss?

Ok, it’s still months from World Building June, but it’s reminded me of something, and I want to hear your opinions! 

In fiction, do you prefer 

a) for characters to consume media (books, tv, etc) that exists in our world (ie Twelfth Night, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes),

or 

b) for characters to consume media that only exists in their world (ie Dog Cops, Dogcopter)

or 

c) a combination of the two

?