Chapter 1. What This Book’s About

You found this book! Okay, awesome. I was really hoping it would get to you.

Imagine someone tells you he’s discovered a new way of writing. Not a new language, like French or Japanese or Elvish, but a whole new kind of writing that makes your stories actually happen. If you described a maze, people could enter—and get lost in—that maze. If you wrote about a faraway planet where robot pirates fought ninja wizards, that planet would totally exist. Not only that, but you could write dialogue like "Beep boop shiver me circuits" or cast spells like ninja_wizard.throw_flaming_ninja_stars. Crazy, right? And that’s probably exactly what you’d say: that this is completely crazy and whoever thought of it has too much time ...

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