Goodreads asked Mike Billington:

What’s the best thing about being a writer?

Mike Billington For me the best thing about being a writer is the fact that it's the closest thing to doing magic - real magic - that I can think of. Imagine: You can make strange little marks on paper (or a computer screen) and people you don't know who could be thousands of miles away can look at those strange little marks and know what's in your mind and imagination. Those little marks can move them to joy, thrill them, scare them even. They can make people weep, help them through a troubling time, inspire them to do great things... that's pretty magical, at least to my way of thinking.

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