What, you ask, is this terrible malady?
The need to write.
Oh yes, friends, it's out there, just waiting to snag you. When it does so, and you join the ranks of those who mutter to themselves about characters who live in their heads, or having to kill "widows and orphans" (you people in publishing, you know what I'm talking about!), well...
Have I got a resource for you!
This guy is smart and intuitive and funny and he gets the writing life. What's more, he shares wonderful tips and other resources with us all on his blog, goinswriter.com. So if you haven't discovered him already, hop on over and check him out.
Now, don't anyone say I've never done anything nice for you!