Pens are one of the most basic tools that writers can use, so when whole worlds of imagination flow out of them, it seems magical.
And maybe it is – the story inside a writer’s head comes to life when the words hit the page.
That’s why, even with all the technology available to writers today, some still prefer to start their work with nothing but a pen and paper to hand.
Novelist Zoe Sumra is one of them. The London-based writer recently some time out to answer some questions from the Tiger Pens Blog.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I decided to become a novelist when I was three – I’d just learnt that the youngest published author was four and a half, and realised I had eighteen months to beat that. I didn’t quite manage it: I actually started writing novels when I was twelve. Since then I have written an epic fantasy trilogy – firmly in the trunk – and quite a lot of space opera in what is now a fully developed story universe. When not writing or reading, whether for pleasure or research, I spend most of my spare time fencing, in the gym as an adjunct to fencing, or rehabilitating ankle injuries. My day job is as a print controller in the advertising industry. [Read more…]