Why is writing important to you and why do you think it's an important medium for the world? I was always a writer from childhood on. People think better when they read and write.

What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer's block? I've never had it.

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? Read, read, read, and write, write, write.

What excites you most about being a writer in today's age? The same things that have excited writers since the ancient Greeks.

E.M. Schorb's A Portable Chaos (Revised Edition) is out now.