Elizabeth (Buffy) Greentree
Hi I’m Elizabeth Greentree, but everyone calls me Buffy, so you can too.
I’m the director of The Buffy Group, a company entirely dedicated to the amazing variety of projects I like to throw myself into. Mainly writing, but also a good dose of teaching. I’m not a believer in the adage: those who can’t, teach. I think only those who can do it extraordinarily well should be allowed to play with the minds of others.
It has taken me over ten years to discover that my true passion is writing. Not only writing for myself, but helping other people to write more confidently and with a greater sense of joy.
Years as an English language teacher and university tutor in amongst a decade of my own tertiary education has shown me the value of writing well. It has also shown me that the majority of people, even university educated people, do not do so.
So, what to do with a love of teaching and a love of writing? Well, I started with an insane challenge to push myself to the edge of reasonable writing. Basically, try to write 100 first drafts of novels in 5 years. It allows me to test what works and what doesn't. That did a lot to develop my writing, but what about the teaching?
Well, my Five Day Writer’s series is the beginning. I’m bringing you the results of my years of learning, teaching, and experimenting. But why writing? Because I believe that anyone who wants to be successful in the Information Age needs to be able to write, and write well.
The aim of the series is to help absolutely anyone prepare for a lifestyle of writing that will lead to more prolific content production and joy in the experience.
I have also started offering ebook production and promotion services through the Five Day Writer website. Need some help getting yourself out there and heard? Well drop by www.thefivedaywriter.com and see what we can do for you.
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by Elizabeth (Buffy) Greentree
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Published on July 20, 2013.
Do you believe that knowing about someone's childhood will help you to understand them? John Verry has become a very precise man, comfortable within his perfectly timed and arranged little world. But what led him to this? And as an author, do I really have any control over him?
'John Very' is a short story playing with and enjoying the relationship between author and character.
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- The Ephesus Scroll
on Oct. 20, 2013
The Ephesus Scroll alternates between 1st Century Asia Minor as the letter of Revelation is taken to the seven churches, and modern day Russia where an ancient scroll has been found by two new believers.
The historical sections of this book give a great feel for the original context of Revelation. The author has a good understanding of the places and cultures involved and adds the little details which make the period come alive.
The modern setting gives interesting insight into everyday life in Russia, along with a good review of the debates about Revelation. It is academically rigorous in its discussions, but is never boring.
Overall this book is interesting as well as theologically sound. I highly recommend it as the best way to study the meaning and purpose of Revelation for the ordinary believer or theological student alike.