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Elle Wild

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ELLE WILD grew up in a dark, rambling farmhouse in the wilds of Canada where there was nothing to do but read Edgar Allan Poe and watch PBS mysteries. She is an award-winning short filmmaker and the former writer/host of the CBC radio program Wide Awake. Her short fiction has been published in Ellery Queen Magazine and her forthcoming literary short, “California Pure”, won Second Place in the National Capital Writing Competition 2017. Wild’s debut novel, Strange Things Done, just won “Best First Novel” presented by Kobo at the Arthur Ellis Awards 2017. Strange also won the Arthur Ellis Award 2015 for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel, as well as being shortlisted in multiple contests internationally before publishing. Strange Things Done i ...more

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Elle Wild Everyone will tell you three things when you say you want to be a writer, or that you're writing a book:
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Everyone will tell you three things when you say you want to be a writer, or that you're writing a book:
1) That it's really hard and takes a great deal of commitment.
2) That it (usually) doesn't pay well.
3) That getting published is impossible.
Only believe the first two.(less)
Elle Wild Working at home in your pyjamas. (Also the worst thing about being a writer.)
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“This was a different Sally than Jo had first been presented with: the one with the carefully pencilled lips and brows, the modern Marlene Dietrich. With her make-up on, Sally could pass for being still in her twenties, perhaps only a little older than Jo. At a generous guess, she was about five and a half feet tall—if you counted her customary six-inch heels. But now, without her make-up and stilettos, Sally looked small, thin-lipped, and cynical. Jo decided that she liked this Sally better.”
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