"Ever since I was a little kid, I've thought that there was something noble and mysterious about writng, about the people who could do it well, who could create a world as if they were little gods or sorcerers. All my life I've felt that there was something magical about people who could get into other people's minds and skin, who could take people like me out of ourselves and then take us back to ourselves. And you know what? I still do."
Anne Lamott, Introduction to Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life