Why is writing important to you and why do you think it's an important medium for the world? Writing has always been my way of inhabiting an alternate world/life. Writing is important because it gives readers the chance to sample life in many different places and time periods.

What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer's block? I don't get writer's block

What is your favorite time to write? Anytime, anywhere

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

What excites you most about being a writer in today's age? From ancient times, human beings have told stories to explain/order their experience of the world. That doesn't change. It's the same in any age.

Perdita Buchan's Florilla is out now with ‎Plexus Publishing.