Why is writing important to you and why do you think it's an important medium for the world?
One's born to it, and it's a life sentence. People hunger for communion.

What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer's block?
No hard and fast rules. Wait. Suffer.

What is your favorite time to write?
Mornings, if and when feasible.

What's the best piece of writing advice you've ever received and would like to impart to other writers?
Practice owning it.

What excites you most about being a writer in today's age?
The comforting private world of voice-to-voice. All else falls away, temporarily.

Joan Frank's Where You're All Going is out now with Sarabande Books.