Scary Writing by Ellen Renner
creativity / empowerment / GHB / inspiration / writing

Scary Writing by Ellen Renner

Happy Halloween! Let’s celebrate this most frightening of festivals by talking about the scariest thing writers face in their day-to-day working lives. Not rejection letters from publishers, or fierce editorial feedback, or even negative reviews. The scariest thing is the blank page. Every writer I have met – from young beginners to experienced pros – … Continue reading

The Brown-Envelope Scenario, or Ditching the Writing L Plates; by Ellen Renner
creativity / empowerment / GHB / inspiration / reading / writing

The Brown-Envelope Scenario, or Ditching the Writing L Plates; by Ellen Renner

  When I am out and about doing writery things, I’m always slightly nervous that someone (a teacher, a parent, a friend of a friend) will suddenly reach into a bag and pull out a large, brown, A4-sized envelope. And I know the dreaded moment has arrived when someone is going to ask me to … Continue reading

The Hatching of a Rare New Book – Ellen Renner
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The Hatching of a Rare New Book – Ellen Renner

To be read-inside-your-head in a hushed, David Attenborough-ish voice: We’re here tonight to observe the birth of an extraordinary and rare creature: the truly original book. (Pauses for emphasis.) We have been stalking this creature’s mother for years, knowing she was heavily pregnant with story. But the gestation period experienced by Author Originalis is wildly … Continue reading