Member Spotlights Member Spotlight: Mariah Ankenman January 25, 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 provides so many important things to people and life: education, escape, understanding, compassion. These things are important for us to grow and build a better world. What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer’s block? Talking a walk outside with some music playing is the best way to get the creative juices flowing again. What is your favorite time to write? In the morning. What’s the best piece of writing advice you’ve ever received and would like to impart to other writers? Don’t compare your journey to others. Everyone has a different pace. Writing is a roller coaster, not a straight path. You will have highs and lows and judging your journey by the journey of those around you is a sure way to fall. What excites you most about being a writer in today’s age? Connecting with readers on social media. I love it when someone says my books made them smile or helped them through a hard day. Mariah Ankenman’s The Dating Dilemma is out now with Entagled Publishing.