What’s it like to write Clickbait? Christian White knows

The bestselling writer says anxiety about showing his work to the world never stops, but the thrill of writing drives him on.
Adrian Grenier in Clickbait via Netflix

When we first spoke to Christian White in November 2019, he wasn’t allowed to talk about Clickbait, the eight-part Netflix Originals series he co-created, co-wrote and coproduced with showrunner Tony Ayres. We hadn’t even had a chance to see Relic (released in 2020), the stunning psychological horror film starring Robyn Nevin that he co-wrote with director Natalie Erika James. White was best known as an author, for his page-turning thrillers. There were the novels The Nowhere Child (which won the Premier’s Literary Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript in 2017 and set off a publisher’s bidding war and four-book deal with Affirm Press) and The Wife and the Widow.

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is a journalist for Screenhub. She is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram

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