Goodreads asked Barbara Venkataraman:

What’s the best thing about being a writer?

Barbara Venkataraman I love words and how they fit together, how they can be surprising and sublime, heartbreaking, uplifting. I love to create and become so wrapped up in a story that I lose track of time and before I know it hours have passed. In a way, writing is like reading, like a play being performed in your mind, but writing is also a jigsaw puzzle that only you can put together and that makes it more difficult and, in some ways, more rewarding.

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