There really is no "best" reason. There is only one reason. To increase one's vocabulary. For example, Mr. Buckley has my enduring gratitude for teaching me a new word for masturbation: onanism. According to www.dictionary.com, onanism can mean either coitus interruptus or self-stimulation to the point of orgasm. Two bangs for one buck, as it were. Another excellent word gleaned from Mr. Buckley's florid dissertations is encomium, meaning: "warm, glowing praise." Though I will never provide encomiums for the substance of Mr. Buckley's onanistic prose--I certainly will for his words. Thank you, Mr.Buckley, for increasing my word power.
Welcome to Blank Space. In art, blank space is negative space. In writing, blank space exists between the lines of printed text (the black space). It is the unique perspective that a reader brings to the work; what the reader experiences in a work of fiction that may not be set down explicitly on the page. A work containing blank space has no overlong exposition, backstory or explanation. It is simple, direct and active.
Michael Hacker writes fiction, is a former stage actor and director, is interested in all forms of storytelling both character and plot-driven, loves to discuss philosophy, ethics and psychology, and criminal psychopathology. He is interested in crime and the legal system. He loves computers, but as an end-user. Mike's overall philosphy is stoic acceptance that mixes Christianity with the philosophy of Epictetus.