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Member Spotlight: Bridgitte Rodguez

author Bridgitte Rodguez and an image of her book A Walk Through the Redwoods

Why is writing important to you and why do you think it’s an important medium for the world? For me, writing is a way to untangle the thoughts in my head, as well as to process and understand the world around me. I spent many years writing for myself. I now am interested in sharing those words with the world. I think everyone is a writer. Everyone has a story to share. I think it’s important for people to leave a record of their thoughts— and writing is a permanent medium to do that.

What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer’s block? Usually just starting. Not working on any particular project, but my favorite type of writing— stream of consciousness. Just opening up a blank document and writing. I usually end up somewhere interesting.

What is your favorite time to write? I am a super unorganized writer. I like the idea of routines and schedules, etc. but I can never keep to them. I write whenever and wherever I feel like it.

What’s the best piece of writing advice you’ve ever received and would like to impart to other writers? You can’t edit what you haven’t written. Somebody else has said it more eloquently. But basically, write down what’s in your head. Then make it better— or just share it, and see what happens. The point is to get out of your head and share your story with others.

What excites you most about being a writer in today’s age? The breadth of the internet to post my writing and read other’s writings. There are so many opportunities to have your voice heard. I like that being a writer is so accessible, because of the internet, today.

Bridgitte Rodgue’z A Walk Through the Redwoods, illustrated by Natalia Bruno, is out tomorrow with Reycraft Books.