Ellie Scott is a copywriter and fiction writer from Sheffield, UK.
Having written several dog-related adventure stories at the age of 7, Ellie has had a passion for telling tales for decades. She secretly penned terrible poems and mediocre short stories throughout her teenage years, and upon the realisation that she had no idea what she wanted to do with her adult life, she settled on committing herself to obscene amounts of debt in the form of a Drama and Creative Writing degree.
Despite having a degree which, on paper, meant nothing to the real world and offered few realistic career prospects, Ellie managed to bag herself a real, full time job after graduating in 2012. So began 3 years in the digital marketing industry, where Ellie realised that while she would never have the clever, analytical mind needed to become an SEO expert, she was still pretty good at writing copy.
Eager to have more flexibility to pursue her own creative writing projects, Ellie took the leap into self-employment in 2015 and has never looked back. Well, she may have looked back a couple of times, but only to mourn the loss of the reassuring green payslips which used to present themselves to her every month, on time and without fail. Those things were great.
These days, Ellie continues to write copy and fiction from the comfort of her spare room, very often in her pyjamas and with a dog or cat sat on her lap. In 2018 she was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize Short Story Competition and she published her first book – Merry Bloody Christmas: A Short Story Collection. In 2019 she published a spring-themed sequel – Come What May Day.
Ellie is currently working on her first novel – a process which has made her cry more times than she can count – which is a speculative fiction story about death and grief and pizza.
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