It is the condescending tone, the supposition that one has no experience writing, and the assumption that one does not like to write; most of all it is the insistence that all you need is discipline. Nicole and Maggie claim that if you do not need the basic advice Boice gives, you should be able to simply say you already know those things. They do not realize that if you say that the Boiceans will hit you over the head, because only Boice can know those things. They will say you are arrogant to think you could know those things, and infantile to imagine your difficulty could lie elsewhere.
This is why I so dislike Boice and the Boiceans. I see them as violent and dangerous people, and I have quite violent feelings about them in return. Were I truly Mictlantecuhtli I would hunt them down and sacrifice them on a pyramid.
What irritates me the most about the Boiceans I have known is how they dared to go on at me in this vein. I am interested in different writing problems — content, analysis, style. They are stuck on the question of whether one can start writing at all.
Being a captive audience who is preached at and condescended to, and whose actually more advanced ideas are misidentified as immature or naïve. I dislike the Boiceans the way I dislike the Reeducators and as I say, I would sacrifice them on a pyramid if I could. Being a captive audience who is preached at and condescended to, and whose actually more advanced ideas are misidentified as immature or naïve appears to be one of my root traumas.