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Member Spotlight: Donna Burtch

author Donna Burtch smiling at camera and an image of her book W.G.

Why is writing important to you and why do you think it’s an important medium for the world? The idea of starting with a blank sheet of paper or blank document and filling it with a creation of one’s mind and then refining it to share is exhilarating. The written word is what connects us with others in some way.

What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer’s block? Moving around. Taking a walk. Watching a bird or nature at work seems to help. Sometimes you just need to ride out a dry spell!

What is your favorite time to write? Early morning or late at night. Quiet moments.

What’s the best piece of writing advice you’ve ever received and would like to impart to other writers? Embrace criticism without letting critics erode your voice.

What excites you most about being a writer in today’s age? The connectivity of the modern era.

Donna Burtch’s W.G.: The Opium-addicted Pistol Toting Preacher Who Raised the First Federal African American Union Troops, co-written with William Burtch, is out now with Sunbury Press.