There’s a science fiction writer whose work I admire, and whose personal integrity and discipline I admire even more. I’ve known for some time that this writer has a group of anti-fans and Twitter trolls (twolls?) but I never expected to interact with them. However, after I sent out a tweet mentioning the writer yesterday, I received responses from one of the twolls shortly thereafter, insulting the writer’s abilities and success.
What drives people like that? Why do they hate this writer so much that they resort to baiting and taunting him in a public forum?
Is it just jealousy?