Writing is the language of the soul. It isnt just expressing your thoughts. Writers are magicians not because they transform the experiences into words which aid people to visualise them but due to the fact that they give meaning to thoughts.
How do we know human beings have six senses and that what we think makes sense ? Writers do that. They derive meaning out of human complexities and dilemmas.
You look at a fire and bask in its warmth. But a writer sees its flames and immerses himself in the extinguishing spark. He can see the fire flame as transient about to meet its end. He feels the immediate need to describe it in words. Words make the blazing fire eternal.. while the common man is busy warming his hands amidst the heat of the fire, the writer embeds the same experience on a permanent basis in his words.