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About George Elmer

I write stories of monsters and magic. I research myths and legends. I design all my own book covers. Part-time historian, part-time blogger, full-time nerd. Slytherin. Talk mythology to me.

Writing horror stories since 2017.

I’m George Elmer, a poet, dark fantasy writer and occasional blogger at GeorgeElmer.co.uk, where I help writers to get their stories out of their heads and down on paper in a way they can be proud of.

I believe everyone can write a story, but they just don’t know how to do it. I, myself, have over a decade of experience in starting literature of varying lengths and completion rates. There’s also my habit of distracting myself with researching ancient world mythology. My love of history is where I first discovered the world of the supernatural.

My real-life qualifications include a joint degree in psychology and criminology, and various short-lived jobs as a youth representative, an elderly care assistant, and a volunteer youth leader at my local church. This all provided me with the perfect foundation for combining humans with motives and world folklore.

I just needed my love and passion of my work to outweigh my fear of failure. I succeeded four times since I started taking my writing seriously in 2017.

Now I’m here to write what I love and to help others to do the same.

Since 2019, I’ve been part-time curating and transforming my knowledge and experience into actionable resources to help other writers to craft stories they can be proud of. Currently, I have:

A little more about me:

I’m right there slogging away at my next passion project. Out of the Grave is in the outlining stages, an epic urban fantasy spanning three thousand years and follows the story of Ariadne, a vampire who was once a princess of a lost civilisation and now seeks her independence while running from love.

This is the love story I promised myself I’d never write. It combines Greek mythology, my own research into Minoan life, dips into the Tudor era, and is dedicated to my sister’s collection of Cinderella retellings.

I often share project updates on Instagram, so feel free to follow along. Alternatively, check out my NaNoWriMo page for current projects or you might consider buying me a coffee.

If my fingers aren’t dancing over my keyboard, they’re probably holding the book from my personal library which holds my current interest (urban fantasy fiction, self-development books, non-fiction history, witchcraft), learning Greek, or I’m attempting to teach myself to compose a musical.

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