Philip Ellis - On Imagination, Escapism and keeping creativity for yourself
In this episode, Mike Raven speaks to Philip Ellis (P.J. Ellis), an author, journalist and editor whose debut novel Love and Other Scams has just been released globally.
Phil's search for a creative outlet during his childhood led him through various avenues before settling on writing. Art and drama were early stepping stones that helped him uncover a sense of freedom. He soon discovered that books offered him an escape, inspiring him to lose himself in novels and ultimately begin writing his own.
Phil believes that imagination is the most beautiful act of creation. In this episode, we delve into the power of creative thinking, the challenge of dealing with feedback when creativity is so personal, and how writing gave Phil an opportunity to find his place in the world.