People tend to value strength. Confidence and charisma draw us in like a soothing warmth, while strength & skill fill us with childlike wonder, and a secret dream to become strong and confident ourselves.
“Choose one player. They are now out of the round. They gain no gold and play no cards until their next turn.” I looked up from the card. Allison and Mark were beaming at me, while Chris looked on in horror. It was over. There was nothing he could do.
Recently I had the chance to attend a live talk with Neil Gaiman.
“Digression is the sunshine of narrative,” he said with a laugh, politely reassuring the speaker that no one should ever apologize for digressing.
Writing is a wonderful hobby. It’s inexpensive, very portable, and it’s a skill we practice in our everyday lives. But then when writing became something more, it became a passion, something I wanted to really practice and refine. That meant making a profession of it. And a dream was born.