About

My name is Emma Tanner, I’m a 20-year-old Writer from Brighton, England.

I’ve been writing prose since I was 10 years old, when I became fixated on  untold stories of people throughout history.  Since then, I have expanded from prose, to poetry (both traditional and slam), short-fiction, flash-fiction and play-writing. In 2016 I won the 18+ category for the Peacock Poetry Prize as part of the Brighton Festival for my poem “A Celebration”, which talked about my relationship with positivity and my mental health, the latter of which serves as inspiration for much of my work. I enjoy the Fantasy genre predominantly, but find working in other genre’s an interesting challenge.

I am currently studying for a Bachelor of Arts in “Creative and Professional Writing and English Literature”.

Outside of my writing, I am known for my love of Tabletop Roleplaying games, specifically Dungeons and Dragons, and gaming in general. Many of my Blog posts centre on this passion, especially in the ways I think the hobby aids in my creative pursuits. I also enjoy video games, specifically single player RPGs, or any game that has a large amount of lore and narrative involved, and I would not be opposed to working in that field at a later date.

Currently, I am focusing on my degree, but I am also working on a novella and a novel, as well as collecting poems for a currently unnamed anthology.