5 Burning Questions With Dana L. Cunningham, Ph.D

  1. What’s the easiest thing about writing?

And who exactly said that writing was easy?! Well, it is certainly easy to put words to paper, but writing words that are compelling, captivating, and engaging, is not an easy task.


  1. What are you doing when you’re not writing?

On my lifelong quest of losing those last five pounds. 

  1. Describe your thoughts on writing (either your own or in general) using no adjectives.

Writing can enlighten and empower the reader as much as the writer.

  1. What is it about your discipline (fiction/poverty/nonfiction/other) that draws you to it?

The opportunity to encourage, comfort, and support youth is what compels me to write. 

  1. Have you ever done something unusual for the sake of your writing? What was it and how did it work out?

I don’t typically do anything unusual unless you consider writing a book, and not publishing it for seven years a bit unusual. In the end, it worked out fairly well!

Finally, our obligatory bonus question:

Pro/anti-PDA? What effect does your decision have on your writing?  Does your stance make you a bad person? 

Pro-PDA as long as it doesn’t hurt my eyes or anyone else’s. If my eyes are harmed, I am ultimately unable to see what I am writing, thus hindering my productivity. No, my stance doesn’t make me a bad person. It just makes me a person who has to protect my eyes!

To learn more about Dana, visit her on the web at booksbydrdana.com.

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