This. I cannot stand it either, Jenny Justice, and that’s why I’ve been harping on about this for months…
It’s quite cruel to play with people’s emotions in that way and weaponize what we humans have that is most scared, i.e. vulnerability. Michael K. Spencer has also written at length about this phenomenon, in case you two haven’t been acquainted yet.
Thankfully it looks like more and more people are finally noticing this trend and thinking aloud about it so perhaps new writers won’t fall for the hype and those who struggle to get traction will get clarity.
We can but try, right?
“Merci beaucoup” for the mention, too. 🤓