Member Spotlights Member Spotlight: Emily Arnold McCully August 1, 2022 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 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.