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Member Spotlight: Brian M. Fagan

Why is writing important to you and why do you think it’s an important medium for the world? Good writing gives pleasure to large numbers of people. It disseminates knowledge far more widely than conversation. I gain deep satisfaction from doing this successfully.

What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer’s block? Make writing a habit and realize that you are not going to write perfect prose (or verse) every day.

What is your favorite time to write?Mornings or early evenings.

What’s the best piece of writing advice you’ve ever received and would like to impart to other writers? Make writing a habit, accept legitimate criticism, and think of writing as a job, however creative you feel you are being.

What excites you most about being a writer in today’s age? Being able to communicate with a wide audience about the human past

Brian M. Fagan’s Climate Chaos: Lessons on Survival from Our Ancestors, co-written with Nadia Durrani, is out now with PublicAffairs.