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Member Spotlight: Gary S. Berger

author Gary S. Berger and his book Einstein

Why is writing important to you and why do you think it’s an important medium for the world? Writing is a discipline that forces me to clarify my thoughts in order to communicate them clearly to others. The written word is a permanent record that others can review at their own pace and timing to assimilate new information. I think writing is the least ambiguous form of communication.

What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer’s block? I don’t try to force myself to write when I’m not ready. If I’m stuck on something, I often find the right words while exercising, during which I seem to be in a more relaxed and creative mental zone.

What is your favorite time to write? My favorite time to write is in the evening after the day’s activities are over and I’m undisturbed. Sometimes during the night, I’ll think of just the right expression. When that happens, I get up to write what I’ve just composed mentally.

What’s the best piece of writing advice you’ve ever received and would like to impart to other writers? Write as clearly and simply as possible.

What excites you most about being a writer in today’s age? With modern technology, it is possible to communicate with people all over the world.

Gary S. Berger’s Einstein: The Man and His Mind, co-written with Michael DiRuggiero, is out now with Damiani.