Over at the Wyrdsmiths blog, Kelly McCullough is talking about how he has been without a TV since 1983 and how this confuses people.
He doesn't actually say that thing you often hear from English and creative writing instructors say, which is "Turn off your TV" with the corresponding implication that people who watch TV waste their brains and all their creativity pools on the floor at their feet, but this implication lingers in between the text.
And I want to refute that.
If it weren't for TV, I wouldn't be a writer.
Let me say that again so that I'm perfectly clear: if it weren't for TV, I wouldn't be a writer.
I was inspired to write Archangel Protocol (under my other name) after watching an "X-Files" episode and watching the entire run of "American Gothic."
If the TV eats your brain, you should turn it off. But it's not all the evil-to-creativity that people imply that it is.
That's all I'm saying.