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Member Spotlight: Stephen Wechselblatt

author Stephen Wechselblatt sitting and smiling at the camera and an image of his book Worse Than Murder

Why is writing important to you and why do you think it’s an important medium for the world? For the writer, stories are a terrific mode for self-discovery–finding out what matters to you and what gifts of insight and style you have to offer. Similarly, readers experience moments of insight and empathy.

What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer’s block? 1. Meeting my writers group–which get me excited about the project all over again. 2. Taking a break. Sometimes just an hour, sometimes a few months. 3. Daydreaming about the scene giving me trouble. Seeing, hearing what’s going on. Blocking the scene as if it were a play. Who’s standing where, etc.

What is your favorite time to write? Morning

What’s the best piece of writing advice you’ve ever received and would like to impart to other writers? If you keep writing, you’ll improve

What excites you most about being a writer in today’s age? There are no limits. You can write what you want. There are no all powerful gatekeepers. You can publish what you want. The responsibility rests where it should — on the author.