When you actually think about it, writers are a lot like magicians. Using just their imaginations and experiences, they take the simple tool of 26 alphabet letters and turn them into words and turn the words into stories.
All of us are touched each day in some way by words written by others. Whether it be fiction or nonfiction, writers can bring out every one of our emotions, they can educate us and also keep us informed. We can see beauty, find joy, feel hurt or even experience fear when reading newspaper articles. Nonfiction books can bring us closer to understanding our history, our world and other cultures as well as ourselves. Fiction can bring us joy, entertain, frighten or enlighten the reader.
While the same could be said of other creative people or professions, writers reach more of us every day than anyone else.
With just 26 letters and a thought, presto chango, the magic begins!