I think those are two of the most powerful words in the universe.
Many of your comments from my last post included them. Some of you talked about how you see something in the newspaper, or on tv, or in real life and you wonder, "What if?". I do the same thing.
It made me think about scientists and writers, and how we are alike. Yes, really.
Both groups deal in the "What if?" factor. We write stories about it and around it. Scientists use it to propel their research and their innovations.
We make revisions and edits because of it. What if I eliminated those pesky dialogue tags, what if my character had to deal with..., what if I tried this scene first... Scientists also make revisions, not to their stories, but to their experiments and their approaches. Both groups work towards improving the now with, "What if?".
"What if?" brings us hope. It gives us a way out. It encourages us to take a risk, make a change, try something new.
How often do you "What if?"