Member Spotlights Member Spotlight: Camilla Trinchieri August 12, 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 love discovering and immersing myself in the lives of my characters. Writing transports the readers into other worlds, opens their eyes, teaches. What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer’s block? I start reading books. The beauty of other writers’ words excite me and prompts to go back to my own work. What is your favorite time to write? In the afternoon, after all the chores are done. What’s the best piece of writing advice you’ve ever received and would like to impart to other writers? Once I have finished I put my novel aside for a month, then read it outloud, if possible in one sitting. I catch the clunky sentences, the hitch in the flow. If I get bored reading, I know I have a problem which I try to fix. What excites you most about being a writer in today’s age? I’m not excited. Today how much money a novel will make is all that counts for publishers. I am glad that there is now the possibility for a writer to publish independently. Camilla Trinchieri’s The Bitter Taste of Murder is out now with Soho Crime.