The writer must be a participant in the scene… like a film director who writes his own scripts, does his own camera work, and somehow manages to film himself in action, as the protagonist or at least the main character.
“A director is a general in charge of an army of traitors like any showman. An audience will love you, laugh with you and wait outside your stage door when you’re hot and on a roll, but no audience is ever truly friendly. Not for long. Bore ’em or disappoint ’em – even once – and they’ll turn on you and tear you to pieces, regardless of who you are or might once have been.”
― Richard Stanley