And their characters are so real that you can almost touch them. You could have walked past them in the street this morning. Maybe you took the bus with them. Or had lunch at the same restaurant. They are so true that you may have been their friend, loved them, married them. They may have changed your destiny. They may have torn you apart.
Anyway, for knowing them you'll never be the same again.
Because their stories changed yours.
And that, dear Sir, is the kind of stories I want to write.
Yeah, I just watched Atonement.