The Alchemy launch with Leone Ross

26 October 2023, Instagram Live @RenardPress, 6pm

Anna Vaught, The Alchemy

We're delighted to be joined by the acclaimed novelist Leone Ross on Instagram Live for the launch for Anna Vaught's guide to gentle productivity for writers, The Alchemy. Free and open to all – join us on Instagram!

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The Alchemy

Anna Vaught

The Alchemy is a robust, frank and loving guide to an often opaque industry. As well as offering tips on working in gentle increments and re-imagining what productivity and the work of writing look like, there is advice on sending out work and navigating the industry, looking after your mental health as you go.

Full of practical advice, strategies, comfort and the occasional entertaining essay, The Alchemy is about writing a book when you thought you could not. It is for all writers, but with a particular eye on those who are tired and lacking in confidence, and those who face significant challenges – perhaps you are chronically ill or care for a loved one. It is a book for beginners, but it is also for those of you who are stuck in your habits and practice – perhaps you just need a pal to guide you through the day to day with the book you wanted to write. That’s what The Alchemy is. Let’s do this together.

'LOVED The Alchemy: it’s what every writer and would-be writer needs; a friend who is at the same time knowledgeable, but also kind, funny, compassionate and wise; who knows what it’s like to feel insecure, but who has been through every kind of fire, and has come out indestructible.' — Joanne Harris