Hey there! How’s it going?
The incoming e-mail waved at me.
It continued: If you’re a fiction writer, chances are that you’ve had to fight off a powerful case of plotilitis. Also known as writer’s block, this chronic condition has symptoms that include loss of hair, crippling headaches, and severe concentration problems.
Uhh, yes. I’m stuck right now somewhere between Joe Mayfield at a biotech incubator in Florida and Weezy chasing an hacker in Bethesda, Maryland.
The e-mail continues: And, luckily, we have the solution for you.
I’m all ears 👂👂
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Characters without depth in places the author has no familiarity with, themes considered only superficially. What could go possibly go wrong?
Now that’s funny!
There’s a Richard Brautigan poem: “All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace.” He saw it coming 50 years ago.