- Writers take us places we might never go on our own, and sometimes places no one could possibly go.
- Writers can give us the happy endings we need.
- Writers can inspire us to be better and give us dreams to which we can aspire.
- Writers make us think differently about our views, prejudices, and perceptions.
- Writers can help us escape from the worst moments in our own lives (and take us to a world where people are even more screwed!)