Anthony Ehlers

3 Secrets To Simplicity In Your Writing Process

We often speak about the power of writing simply. We understand how that translates on the page, in the written work. What we don’t often speak about is how simplicity in the process of writing is just as important. For me, I know I waste…

The Surprising Truth Of Finding Your True Story in Sorrow

When I was in my twenties, I had a perceptive psychiatrist. She was Polish, soft-spoken, but completely honest.  Something she said to me has stayed with me for more than twenty-five years. ‘That empty feeling you’re feeling inside is sorrow.’ This sounded bleak to a…

4 Ways To Rediscover Joy As A Writer

One way to get past writer’s block is to rediscover our sense of joy as a writer. We often get so bogged down in the swamp of life, the quicksand that becomes a week, trying to keep our nose above water, that we don’t look…

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…
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