Member Spotlights Member Spotlight: Alda P. Dobbs October 21, 2021 Share on Twitter (opens in a new tab) on Facebook (opens in a new tab) on Linkedin (opens in a new tab) via email Why is writing important to you and why do you think it’s an important medium for the world? I grew up listening to family stories and I believe there’s a lot of wisdom and strength to be learned from them. Writing is my way to pass on these stories. What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer’s block? Get away from it all. Walk, jog, dance, sleep–anything but write. When you get the first urge to write, open up your favorite book and begin typing it. Before long, you’ll be itching to get back to your story. What is your favorite time to write? Anytime I have a hot cup of mocha within arm reach. What’s the best piece of writing advice you’ve ever received and would like to impart to other writers? Write what makes your heart sing. What excites you most about being a writer in today’s age? The internet and writing software. Alda P. Dobbs’s Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna is out now with Sourcebooks Young Readers.