themysticalone wrote:Yes, but if author needs X in a scene and X makes no good sense given the context, then putting X in that scene is a poor writing decision.
The author is responsible for the context, exactly as the author is responsible for scene and story and characters. Omission of a scene -- for whatever reason -- is just as much an authorial decision and responsibility as inclusion.
In the scenario you posit -- the author needs X, but X makes no sense -- then the author has to change something so that it will make sense. That's what authors do; they no more sit and describe a scene passively than a sculptor picks up a chisel and chips away everything that doesn't look like David. Writing takes the same sort of planning, construction, preparation, outlining, and forethought that any other creative endeavor requires. It's work, and a great deal of it.
Pretending otherwise is a great disservice to authors.