I would like someone to explain how Brennan is able to write successful, critically acclaimed fiction given the type of character she is.
I've only started watching "Bones" on DVD, and am only in the middle of season 2, so way behind the current episodes, so my question may have already been answered on the show.
Brennan, at least by the middle of season 2, is awkward around people. She is literal, says the wrong thing, not really diplomatic, lacks social skills etc –things that Booth often intercedes to prevent making the situation worse. Things, I believe, that to us make her kind of endearing and likable even.
Yet the ingredients of a successful novel include not just plot and storyline, but just as importantly, character interaction. If Brennan is so awkward in her society with people, how can she write characters with 'normal' social interaction? How can her characters behave with one another in the way that would make them appear normal, three-dimensional to the reader?
That's my question, how can Brennan write about realistic people behaving realistic/normally with one another, if she is unable to do so herself?
Nonetheless I love the show.