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Member Spotlight: Emily Arnold McCully

author Emily Arnold McCulty and an image of her book Our Little Mushroom

Why is writing important to you and why do you think it’s an important medium for the world? Writing is how I think. It is my most satisfying form of expression. clearly, careful communication is essential for the survival of culture.

What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer’s block? I am blocked if I haven’t started writing. Beginning something usually begins the process

What is your favorite time to write? I write regularly in the morning but sometimes I feel compelled to write more in the evening

What’s the best piece of writing advice you’ve ever received and would like to impart to other writers? It’s not finished; go deeper”–Anonymous

What excites you most about being a writer in today’s age? I am not excited by today’s age. I do think there are generally fewer constraints, conventions and so forth to inhibit writing–with attendant drawbacks.

Emily Arnold McCully’s Our Little Mushroom: A Story of Franz Schubert and His Friends is out August 16 with Margaret K. McElderry Books.