Stefanie Brook Trout

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Stefanie Brook Trout (she/her/hers) is a Michigan writer and poet.

Stefanie edited Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland (2014 with Lance Sacknoff and Xavier Cavazos) and Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America (2016 with Taylor Brorby) – both by Ice Cube Press. Stefanie holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Environment from Iowa State University. She was an Environmental Writing Fellow at the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory and previously edited nonfiction for Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment. Stefanie has been a contributor to The Review Review, Orion Magazine, and An Idea.

She writes on Medium at stefaniebrooktrout.medium.com. You can follow her on Twitter @brooktrouting.

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Stefanie Brook Trout I write something else! I always have several projects going on at once, so if I hit a dead end with one, I just change gears. A lot of times, that me…moreI write something else! I always have several projects going on at once, so if I hit a dead end with one, I just change gears. A lot of times, that means changing genres, which helps me a lot.

Also, I remind myself that it's just a draft. Usually "writer's block" is just me being a perfectionist. I know what I want to say, I just don't know how best to say it yet.

The bottom line is that I don't stop writing. You have to keep the momentum going.(less)
Stefanie Brook Trout If there is one piece of advice, I would give all aspiring writers, it’s to read as much as you can. I’ve learned a lot from being in an MFA program, …moreIf there is one piece of advice, I would give all aspiring writers, it’s to read as much as you can. I’ve learned a lot from being in an MFA program, but you don’t need a degree in writing in order to write well. You just need to read. A lot. Cancel your cable service and use that money to buy books. Then use the time you would have spent watching TV to actually read them. Read for pleasure, but if you like what you’re reading, slow down and think about what makes it work.(less)
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4.19 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2016
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What an excellent book! Strong storytelling from start to finish.

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“Here I find the true nature of the tree - not in the bulk of its shape but in the way its form alters my vision of the world.”
Stefanie Brook Trout, Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland

“I prefer to get fat on honey.”
Stefanie Brook Trout, Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland

“We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
Anaïs Nin

“Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren't. I'm not surprised some people prefer books.”
Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot

“I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.”
Galileo Galilei

“It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

“My wish is that you may be loved to the point of madness.”
André Breton, What Is Surrealism?: Selected Writings

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