Member Spotlights Member Spotlight: Don Durkee January 23, 2023 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? Writing allows me to take readers to a place they have never been and to have a sense of what it is/was like. That is the gift of historical fiction. What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer’s block? Just keep writing no matter what. Be willing to throw away whatever you might have written, and then write some more. What is your favorite time to write? Early morning and/or late night. What’s the best piece of writing advice you’ve ever received and would like to impart to other writers? Don’t write what or how somebody tells you. Write what is in you to write, and write it your own way. What excites you most about being a writer in today’s age? Being able to take readers back to a world they never saw and couldn’t understand simply by reading a history book. Don Durkee’s The Silver Setup, written under his pen name Richard Blaine, is out now with Level Best Books.