Reading has always been something that grounded me. It allowed me to escape, to be someone else for some time. I got to go on adventures from my bedroom. I got to meet people I’ve only dreamt of. But there was always something missing. They weren’t what I imagined. Or the adventures weren’t what I wanted. And then I discovered writing. And my world blew wide open. I got to build my own worlds, design my own characters, have adventures beyond my wildest dreams. Writing lets me be whoever I want, wherever I want, and I get to be the creator of it all.
Mark Twain said, “Don’t say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.” Writing a good book does more than captivate an audience. It makes a point, it has a purpose, it changes minds. The best fiction novels will have a larger theme, real life lessons embedded even within their fantasy and adventure. It’s easier to make a difference writing fiction. You can plant seeds and make larger change happen by writing about characters people love and hate. Every good author has a goal in mind, something they want to say with their writing.