Writing Magazine

Ben Ellis

‘I’ve always had a creative drive, from ignoring Lego instructions as a kid and building my own object, to writing bad poetry as a teenager, to writing bad songs later on.

‘In my mid-twenties I read a lot, especially speculative fiction, and I had ideas I wanted to express but song lyrics didn’t really lend themselves to corporate overlords controlling populations. Not for me, anyway. At 28, I was fortunate enough to get a job in the US and moved to Detroit to work for a software company. This move not only enlightened me to life in the US but I learnt a lot about being British and the differences between us. I did an evening course in creative writing whilst I was there which

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