"Character is Everything," by Jon McGoran, in Unloaded Volume 2, edited by Eric Beeetner and A.Y. Aymar, Down and Out Books, 2018.
And today we are in science fiction territory. At least, I hope it remains SF for a few more years.
Roscoe Boyer is an endangered species. He is the last employed writer in the world.
had started out writing honest-to-God books, but he'd changed with the
times -- video games, social media micro shorts, story interactives.
is creating character outlines for robots. And now Roscoe is being
fired from even that job. Ah, but Roscoe has a trick up the old
sleeve... A clever story.