Fanfic authors: READ THE WHOLE FUCKING PAGE
THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND VALUABLE LESSONS YOU CAN LEARN AS A WRITER. I SAY THIS AS A READER AND A PROFESSIONAL GENRE EDITOR.
I’m gonna write a short story with that exact scenario. Like someone from Alabama goes to California and some dude just sits next to her at a coffee shop and is just like “Here’s my life story”, and she’s just all “What d’you want me to do with this? Eat it?”
This could be the Moffat bible