The written word is a beautiful thing. We string together series of words into sentences and paragraphs in an effort to convey feelings, sentiments, and viewpoints—to paint mental pictures and sway opinions. There’s imprecision to language, though—a flexibility in meaning to words and phrases that allows for interpretation, enabling everyone to experience language in a very different way, just like we do our senses. In literature, this has a marvelous effect, allowing us to create our own versions of an author’s world in our heads. A thoughtful author understands this and relishes in people’s own personal interpretations of their work.