The best thing about being a writer is, to me, what's best about being human; you can sit down, totally separate from other people, create characters and a world, and then when you share it find out that you're not alone. People can share this experience with you, the love, pain, anxiety, fear and happiness that you felt as you wrote these characters. All of it can draw people together, whether it's in devouring it or hating it. Art has the power to do that. For me, writing is one of the many forms of artistic/creative proof that nothing exists in a vacuum and we are all linked somehow.