I love to work with words—stringing them together to get a message, feeling, or idea across; tightening them up so each one pulls its weight; or checking them over to see that every one is correctly placed, spelled, and used.
Words captivate me for their storytelling abilities, whether the story is imparting information about sewing a pillow cover (helpful!) or using detailed imagery to paint you into a far corner of the world (maybe where the sun shines in February). For me, the human parts of words are the most interesting aspects. Otherwise, who’s reading them?