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Member Spotlight: Bryan Cassiday

Why is writing important to you and why do you think it’s an important medium for the world?
It’s important to me because I see the world in stories. Writing stories is my way of understanding the world and my interaction with it. It’s an important medium for the world because I believe my readers can see themselves in my stories and become absorbed in them.

What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer’s block?
I tell myself a writer writes. If you’re not writing, you’re not a writer.

What is your favorite time to write?
Morning. I also write in the afternoon.

What’s the best piece of writing advice you’ve ever received and would like to impart to other writers?
A writer writes.  I can’t remember where I first read it. I think it was in a novel by James Jones, maybe Some Came Running. Your writing doesn’t have to be published by a New York publisher for it to be validated as writing.

What excites you most about being a writer in today’s age?
The ability to self-publish on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing is something that separates this age from previous ones. If I had to wait for a New York publishing house to publish my books, not one of the seventeen would ever have been published.  

Bryan Cassiday’s Murder LLC is out now.