Andrew J. Stillman
Expression. It is amazing to be able to express thoughts, emotions, ideas, anything through the written word. People oftentimes associate how you write with how you speak, but I think it's so much more. You really have to think about the word choice, the sentence structure, the everything. But it's beautiful. The written word has so much power over the readers who are enthralled with what's going on. It's very gratifying when I get text messages like, "I'm addicted to your book. Literally can't put it down but I have to eat lunch!" or "It's two o'clock in the morning. I should be sleeping. Thanks to you I'm not." That's the best thing about being a writer, I think. Keeping people awake and not eating because they're stuck in my world.