Confession #1: When I read fiction a friend has written, I think, “Holy crap! Did they really write this? How did they do that?”
Confession #2: When I read fiction I’ve written, even the crappy stuff, I think, “Holy crap! Did I really write this? How did I do that?”
Confession #3: While fiction writing is clearly an art and a craft, I also think it’s powerful magic.
Confession #4: When I say writing is a kind of magic, I’m not speaking figuratively.