Up until his recent death, Roger Ebert had seemingly endless insights into the craft of storytelling and the value of art in our lives. As a writer, here’s one nugget of Roger Ebert wisdom that’s good for you to hold on to:
“We feel the same emotions for our ideas as we do for the real world, which is why we can cry while reading a book, or fall in love with movie stars.”
— Roger Ebert
Whether you’re writing a story, reading a novel or watching a film, it’s easy to get wrapped up in a fictional world. It’s not just frivolous escapism — it’s an important exploration of ideas, values and emotions.