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Spotlight On Writers – Dan Leicht

Spotlight On Writers

Dan Leicht



  1. Where, do you hail from?
Sometimes from the sidewalk if I’m signaling my Uber ride. The sidewalks are in Rochester, New York.
  1. What is the greatest thing about the place you call home?

Wegmans. Imagine if Disney World was a supermarket, it’s kind of like that. Rochester also has anything you can imagine within a twenty minute drive, it’s the Wegmans/Disney World of cities.

  1. What turns you on creatively?

A scantily clad notebook.

Besides that, knowing there is/can be an audience for a new piece of writing. Whether it be something online, in a magazine, or a story I place into the hands of a friend. I enjoy sitting at the computer/or in front of that notebook and thinking to myself, “I get to share this with someone”. It’s especially fun when it’s a weird piece of writing and I get to think, “Haha, they’re totally going to have to read this,” when I hand it off to a friend.

  1. What is your favorite word, and can you use it in a poetic sentence?


Once arriving to the cabin he ran down to the shore and sluiced his face with the cool water. The feeling, the aroma, was still the same after all those years.

  1. What is your pet peeve?

He’s an ostrich. I thought Peeve would make for an adorable name. He hates it when people say “I could care less” though. I on the other hand couldn’t care less how people say it.

  1. What defines Dan Leicht? 

Webster defines the following as: Someone who laughs at their own jokes more than anyone else.

Someone who has seen himself as a writer ever since he was a little kid scribbling the word “Boo” into notebooks. Someone currently sitting at a computer, next to a small bookcase and a mug of coffee, occasionally looking at the wall of post-its filled with plot points and favorite words (sluice included).

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