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Member Spotlight: Kathryn Dodson

author Kathryn Dodson and an image of her book Tequila Midnight

Why is writing important to you and why do you think it’s an important medium for the world? Storytelling is one of our earliest forms of communication – from figures drawn in caves to the spoken word. Right now, storytellers have vast reach. I believe the written word on the page or on a device, the stories of the past, the present, and the future are what is needed to make our world better. We need stories now to make hawks reconsider war, to encourage polluters to save the world, to help people understand diversity is our strength not our weakness, and to give people a place to escape to when they need a rest.

What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer’s block? I just keep writing – something, anything, and eventually, the words come.

What is your favorite time to write? Mornings – or anytime if I’m on an airplane.

What’s the best piece of writing advice you’ve ever received and would like to impart to other writers? Susan Bell has an inspiring quote in her book The Artful Edit. It helps with both drafting and revising. “While we write into a void, we edit into a universe, however ravaged it might be.”

What excites you most about being a writer in today’s age? The speed at which publishing is changing.

Kathryn Dodson’s Tequila Midnight is out now with Renegade Reads.