"...and really excellent sugar quills, which you can suck in class and just look like you're thinking what to write next... (Ron Weasley, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)
Quills are the Hogwarts choice for writing utensils, not to mention that feathers are important in lots of ways in HP - just think what Fawkes' tail feathers have accomplished! But ours is made of sugar, meant to be sucked in class for the alleviation of boredom and the sweet inspiration of new thought. Plus, Ron likes them. And hey, that's enough justification for us, right there.
Disclaimer: J.K. Rowling is the genius behind Harry Potter. We are greatly indebted to her for providing us with hours, days, months, even years of entertainment. We thank her from the bottom of our hearts for creating characters and locales which enable our imaginations to run wild.
September 26, 2022
The Sugar Quill is now over twenty years old, and has been in retirement for fourteen years. No amount of magic has been able to keep it functioning and running in a consistent way in recent years. However, most of the story archive has been captured by the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine. If you are feeling nostalgic for your favorite fan fiction, please visit: The Sugar Quill (capture, December 2014). It's a little slow, but the stories are all there. If you have any questions about this content, please reach out to Zsenya. Please be patient, she often forgets to check the email!
"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?" -- Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Read as much as you can. Keep writing and then throwing it away until one day you do something that you don't think belongs in the bin. Stick to writing what you know about. Don't give up. -- J.K. Rowling, March 4, 2004, regarding becoming a writer.