What is writing? Writing is a form of telepathy, of course. It’s amusing when you stop to think about it. Why for years people have argued about whether or not such a thing exists. There are folks like J. B. Rhine who have busted their brains trying to create a valid testing process to isolate it. And all the time it’s been right there. It lays out in the open like Mr. Poe’s Purloined Letter. All the arts depend upon telepathy to some degree. However, I believe that writing offers the purest distillation. I’m in another place, a basement place … this is a place. He goes on to say that your place might be a tree house or whatever. It is your little red wagon. (On Writing, Steven King, P.103.)
This art is a bold form of expression. It helps to open your soul and your mind to the world. Why as a writer you travel to distant lands or battle the elements without ever leaving the comfy place on your couch. You take others on adventures they hadn’t yet dreamed of going.
To write is to exercise your mind. You free your spirit and that of many different and unique individuals. You even make it possible for cultures to find a common thread in this world.