On emerging from the Revisions Cave

People always talk about experiencing culture shock when they come back to the United States after spending time in another country. They talk about resocialization after people have spent time in prison. But no one ever talks about the shocking transition writers must go through when they’ve spent three months in the revisions cave and then reemerge into normal society. Writers, I hear your cries for help. I will not turn my back on your plight. I’ve recently had such an experience myself, and I know how difficult it can be to reenter society after such a long time in isolation. Just for you, I’ve created a handy-dandy guide to resocialization. Use it wisely.

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