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Member Spotlight: Kate Rounds

author Kate Rounds smiling at the camera as she holds up her book Catboat Road

Why is writing important to you and why do you think it’s an important medium for the world? For all of us in the world, it’s like a sixth food group.

What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer’s block? Sometimes it helps to simply describe a gesture that’s hard to describe, such as the typical way people position their bodies when they stand, sit, lounge, lean, run, walk, or whatever else humans do.

What is your favorite time to write? 4 a.m.

What’s the best piece of writing advice you’ve ever received and would like to impart to other writers? Mavis Gallant said, “Don’t describe it. Remember it.”

What excites you most about being a writer in today’s age?That my novel is getting published at all. It’s rough and random out there in scribble-scribble land, and I’m grateful to be a part of it.

Kate Rounds’s Catboat Road is out now with Bywater Books.