What is the Writer's Job? - Anne Lamott
I love Anne's answer: a writer's job is to give HOPE. She says, "...That you have a fleeting sense of being startled by beauty or insight, by a glimpse into someone's soul....This is our goal as writers...to help others have this sense of...wonder, of seeing things anew...things that break in on our small, bordered world. When this happens, everything feels more spacious." My goal is that my novels do just that!