About Ellen Allen

Ellen AllenI’ve loved reading ever since I was tiny and discovered Enid Blyton in a corner of my classroom – The Magic Faraway Tree, anyone? I’m an indie author of new contemporary thriller, The Sham, a keen wild swimmer (whatever the weather), and an avid reader. I live in the south of France with my small daughter and would, one day, like to be able to master the French subjunctive.

I’ve just finished writing my first book, so I’ve been busy trying to work out how all the pieces fit together – the planning, the plot, the rules, the imagination, the characters, the grammar, the structure, the endgame… there’s too much stuff to remember and a lot of the information that I’ve discovered about how to write isn’t that good or even well written (oh, the irony in reading advice on writing that isn’t well written.) Plus, that’s only the beginning. As a self-published author, there’s so much more to know about marketing and selling your books too.

So I decided I needed to find somewhere to store the good stuff. Then it occurred to me that other people might find it useful too. So here it is. My online reference tool of all the useful (i.e. good) advice for writers-to-be that I’ve collected on how to write, submit & publish really good fiction. I hope you find it useful. Ellen

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