What power there is in words when they are capable of transporting
your consciousness into another character’s mind. As if you were donning
an enchanted mask, granting you the power to momentarily experience
reality through another’s eyes.

Characters in stories are
not contrivances. They are meticulously crafted, as vessels for readers’
imaginations to inhabit. Here resides a wardrobe of virtual costumes to dress up in, and play in.