Douglas Piligian <firstname.lastname@example.org> asks:
> Just how painful was this for you as a writer to write about?
> Have you or someone you cared about been treated this way?
It was most definitely difficult and painful for me to write.
I am as much involved with these characters as anyone else, and doing
this kind of thing to them is hard. And you have to put yourself in
the minds of those doing this, and that's a dark place to be.
And yeah, I know people who were harmed in the blacklist, and
I've seen others, and myself, sometimes harmed by those who like to
twist things around to their own benefit.