Stela Loryn writes at her desk in her cramped apartment surrounded by unfinished manuscripts, disheveled journals, half used notepads, and a writing totem in the shape of a niffler, named Fahrlander. Fahrlander is there to help with writer’s block, character names, and lending an ear when the words need to be read out loud.

In her spare time, Stela reads fiction but tries to read at least one non-fiction book a year. She owns more copies of Pride and Prejudice than is probably healthy and tries not to buy an entire series when she has yet to read the first book.

When the romanticism of writing in such a cozy place wears off, Stela seeks out the hustle and bustle of life beyond her apartment door to find an open, busy coffee shop or a nice secluded corner unbothered.