Anthony Ehlers

Your Editor Is Not Your Enemy

Your Editor Is A Partner In The Creative Process – Not Your Enemy Writing is something we do in isolation, but as soon as we send a story or novel in to an editor or agent, the process becomes collaborative. I didn’t always realise this…

Getting Your Lucky Break As A Writer

You Have To Show Up For the longest time, I didn’t feel like a writer. I felt like fraud. Once, when I was 30, I decided to respond to an ad for a position as magazine journalist. I didn’t have any experience, but I attached…

Why You Need To Write (At Least) One Bad Novel

I finished my first complete manuscript of a novel a few days before my twenty-first birthday. When printed out, it was like a mini skyscraper – and, for me, a towering achievement. It was a giddy experience – I can remember that feeling even after…

Why You Have To Give Your Readers What They Want

When I was in high school, I had a small group of girlfriends. We used to live on a diet on what were called ‘bonkbusters’ – an 80s feast of sex, shopping, and romance from novelists like Judith Krantz, Shirley Conran, and Jackie Collins. One…

The Top 42 Writing Posts Of 2016

At the beginning of every year, we have a tradition of posting our Top 42 Writing Posts from the previous year. (There was no special reason for the number 42 in 2013 when we started, but we've kept up the tradition since then.) These were the posts you…
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