Do you ever wonder why so many main characters we see on TV and read about in books seem to be writers or artists or something people-related?
If you’re waiting for that engineer to become the star of the show, you’d probably better stick to Dilbert. Though Big Bang Theory might make it seem dorky in a good way. Both of those are outside the norm, and both of them poke fun at the profession.
It’s hard to imagine pages of someone working by himself in an office with a computer all day, who prefers not to converse or interact with others most of the time. Isn’t it? Yet that’s the stereotype. As a writer, we dramatize it as much as possible and try to connect with the emotions. The reader has to related to the character or she’ll stop reading.
Maybe the problem is so many people don’t connect to math. Logic and emotion don’t mix well. You can call our society math-phobic, so it’d likely be a bad idea to write random equations in a fiction book.
That might be an idea for a short story. The target audience would be fairly small, but it might work. Coming soon for engineers, scientists, and math geeks only!