• ABOUT EMILY

    Emily Benet is a half-Spanish half-Welsh Londoner now living on the beautiful island of Mallorca. Got it? Never mind! What matters is that wherever she's lived, her obsession with writing has followed.

     

    Her writing career kicked off when her weekly blog was spotted by Salt Publishing and they commissioned Shop Girl Diaries.

     

    Next came her romantic comedy The Temp, and her brand new social-media teasing novel #PleaseRetweet, both published by Harper Collins' Harper Impulse.

     

    Prior to writing full length books, Emily wrote short stories, many of which appeared in anthologies and performed at readings. She compiled her favourites for the book Short Stories for Busy Adults.

     

    Since the success of her blog, Emily Benet has run social media workshops, contributed to several magazines, spoken at literary festivals and lectured at universities. Her guidebook Blogging for Beginners is available online.

     

    Emily writes for SeeMallorca magazine and is currently working on a novel set on the island. If she's not writing or thinking about it, she's probably up a mountain or fast asleep.

     

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  • BLOG AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOPS

    Emily Benet's blog has been at the heart of her writing career. It began as a comic account about working in her parents' eccentric chandelier while trying to become a writer. It went on to win the CompletelyNovel Author Blog Awards 2010 (published category) at the London Book Fair.

     

    Shop Girl Diaries developed from her blog, which also inspired the short film Shopgirl Blog. Directed by Chloe Thomas and starring Katie Wix, it was selected for The London Short Festival 2014.

     

    Emily has been a contributor to several publications on the subject of social media, including Artists & Writers, Mslexia, Publishing Talk and Blogging for Creatives. She has run social media workshops and given talks, appearing at literary festivals including Winchester Writers' Festival and Finchley Literary Festival, and universities, including Birkbeck and The University of East Anglia.

     

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