Bookslut: I recently heard a younger author — about ten years younger than you — say on a panel that his work is inspired by the Internet.
WellsTower: What? Oh my god. The internet is a fucking curse! To write good fiction, you have to get into a tiny space that’s infinitely deep. That thing [the Internet] is so vast, yet has only a centimeter of depth. I actually have two desks; one with internet for magazine work, and a desk just for writing that’s completely offline. “Inspired by the internet…”