Member Spotlights Member Spotlight: Jennifer Dawn Pease July 8, 2021 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? Expression of writing to me personally is so very important to me for many reasons; however, the most important reason was to be able to escape. You see I started to write (I have always wanted to but I really started) when my father took very ill and I cared for him and at his bedside I would sit while he rested and I would write my Pirate book and escape the harsh reality that I was losing my father to cancer. This was in his last stage of cancer. So for me writing helped me cope. It is and was a sense of release, a sense and almost like a sense of council. It can also be an escape for readers. What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer’s block? Inspiration! Drawing inspiration from other writers, from videos, from other books and from research. When I get writers block, I research the subject of which I am writing and most times it clicks. What is your favorite time to write? At the end of the day when everything is peaceful and quiet, I lit candles and sip on hot tea and play some music or rain sounds or something pertaining to the story I am writing about. I love to write when it is raining; there is just something so refreshing and inspiring when it rains. What’s the best piece of writing advice you’ve ever received and would like to impart to other writers? Just do it, carry on and do it. Don’t stop and follow your true dreams and everything else will fall into place. Write and don’t worry about all the little details at first. If you truly want to write your story and you have waited, please stop waiting. We are not guaranteed a tomorrow. There is so many resources and so much information out there for writers at this time, we have NEVER been so blessed. What excites you most about being a writer in today’s age? There is so much to be excited for being a writing in today’s age because as a writer I know that there is so many opportunity out there for fellow writers. So many resources at hand as never before that anyone can become a writer makes me so happy for fellow writers and future writers alike. Jennifer Dawn Pease’s Frigga The Red: Saga of the Axe & the Emerald (Book 2), written under her pen name Gin Pease, co-written with Johan Thorsen, is out now.