As you read this I am traveling back from Romanticon, hopefully with a few pics to post in the future. So I'll cut short my blog post today and urge you to watch this inspiring TED.com video below. Although it's not directly related to writing, not only is the doctor speaking a writer himself, and with a speech that has some interesting historical nuggets about doctors which might be good fodder for writers of historicals, but he's talking about the power of connection. It's one of my favorite topics and I'd argue that even though we write in rooms far, far away from our readers, we are encouraging connection in our stories on many levels. We are "touching" from a distance.