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Member Spotlight: Cornelia Maude Spelman

author Cornelian Spelman and her book A Foot Is Not a Fish

Why is writing important to you and why do you think it’s an important medium for the world? The Library of Congress says it much better than I can: “In books lies the soul of the whole past time.” For me, writing is a deep solace.

What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer’s block? Pick up a fountain pen and write.

What is your favorite time to write? Early morning.

What’s the best piece of writing advice you’ve ever received and would like to impart to other writers? If you want to write and not “to be a writer,” you can write. Write the way you talk and just talk and talk on paper or computer; you can edit it after you’ve said what you think you want to say. Just begin.

What excites you most about being a writer in today’s age? The pleasure of words and human connection, as in every age.

Cornelia Maude Spelman’s A Foot Is Not a Fish is out now with Frederator.