Writing is powerful! We get to experience lives outside of our own, lives that we choose. It's like being in a store and trying on costumes - and then going through the mirror to live as that character for a while. Always wondered what it would be like to be an assassin? Try it on, and still be home for dinner! And if you're really lucky, there is the reader, following you through the looking glass, whooping and hollering about what a cool place you've created. NOTHING better!