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Member Spotlight: Mikael Sahrling

Why is writing important to you and why do you think it’s an important medium for the world? I write mostly to educate myself. Forcing oneself to sit down and go through technical material from the ground up invariably leads to interesting realizations. It turns out such results are often interesting to other people also. This makes writing so much fun. Other technical writers can have the same experience and the cumulative increase in knowledge makes it important for the world.

What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer’s block? I need to have a structure, an outline, that I break down to smaller pieces. This makes the writing much easier. I also work on several parts of a book at the same time to create a bit of variety.

What is your favorite time to write? Late at night when all the noises of the day have died down and it’s just me, my books and my computer!

What’s the best piece of writing advice you’ve ever received and would like to impart to other writers? Write a few hours every day. This helps with the anxiety of not being productive and provides structure to your day.

What excites you most about being a writer in today’s age? The books are instantly accessible all over the world. The connections one makes with people from all different backgrounds and cultures is very inspiring.

Mikael Sahrling’s Analog Circuit Simulators for Integrated Circuit Designers is out now with Springer.