Goodreads asked Ali Harper:

What’s the best thing about being a writer?

Ali Harper Much like reading, writing is a form of escapism for me. I enjoy being able to escape in to another world, in to someone else's mind other than mine for a while, in to someone else's problems, live through their issues and being abel to control this little world of mine I've created. I love that writing much like art is subjective, that much like people and the characters in the novels, the words I've written are often not what they seem at first glance, they're intricately woven with semblances of truth, fiction, pain and parts of me. All writers are only as immortal as their words. In a sense we'll live forever and there's something rather scary yet beautiful about that, and that has always appealed to me. The ultimate best thing about being a writer has to be divulging all that buried passion, all those manic thoughts, all the extra ideas in to one simple art form, I find it to be rather therapeutic and always feel a tad bit better afterwards. And the hours are pretty great too seeing as you can write when you want, where you want, however the hell you want to write.

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