Why is writing important to you and why do you think it's an important medium for the world? The world needs thinkers. We have enough sheep. Our minds are elegant machines and the written word is one of the best mediums to explore and define our challenges and triumphs - and the wonders around us.

What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer's block? I try to realize that there is no "writer's block," just an indication from the universe that something isn't working in my story and I need to assess the path I'm traveling with it.

What is your favorite time to write? Very early in the morning.

What's the best piece of writing advice you've ever received and would like to impart to other writers? Everyone has a different path. Your path is your path.

What excites you most about being a writer in today's age? A chance to expose others to the worlds that live in my head.

Morowa Yejidé's Creatures of Passage is out now with Akashic Books.