Michael Don Anderson
For me, it's no choice. Some people have to dance. Some people must grow things in their gardens or bake or do any of a thousand other things in order to feel fulfilled. Since I was a child, I've wanted to be and been a writer. I can't not write. It spills out of me when I least expect it. Ideas bubble and percolate and demand to see the page (or monitor, as the case has been for some years). To identify the best thing is hard, other than I get to share my characters and their hardships, their adventures with other people who tell me they love my work. Strangers who express their thanks for saying aloud things they've felt or thought. Putting their experiences as victims or champions into a context that made it okay. People are the best thing for me. People of all types. From all over the world. Every color, religion and culture. They make everything worthwhile.