Paul H. Raymer
The wonderful thing about story telling is to watch the characters and the scenes that you create blossom in another mind. You can see them turning the characters real, the way they are in the writer's mind and now they are in the reader's mind too. An actor transforms a two dimensional bunch of words into a living, breathing, loving, hating human being. Readers do that as well. My goal is to be riding on a NY subway and see some random person reading my book.