Art goes into the world unarmed, vulnerable to every quirk of fate, and it must survive only by its power to move men not to destroy it.
I'm not a good collaborator in general.
Providing a writer isn't put off by conventions - and some are - attending them can be a nice break from the necessary isolation of writing.
Very few editors worry about heresy - their goals are much too commercial, thank goodness.
Heresy Thank Goodness About
Common folk didn't have last names in the 8th and 9th centuries.
Isn't that an odd philosophy for a vampire?
Storylines are how characters create the plots involved in their stories.
If they aren't real enough to surprise me, then they aren't real enough to go on the page.