I don’t read fiction almost ever – it’s not something I enjoy really. Give me an autobiography written by the person, a journal, a behind the scenes but don’t make me read their work or watch the show. Even with movies I adore all the background bits – I didn’t like the 3rd Lord of the Rings but purchased the DVD’s just for all the notes and commentaries.
I’ve been asked why I like knowing all that goes into making something – doesn’t that spoil the magic they ask? No, I always answer, the truth, the struggle, the doing, the creativity – that’s the magic right there. The outcome is just result.