The dissertation, that dreaded, beloved, nightmare of a brainchild I spent nine months working on has been submitted. Continue reading “Writing Update:”
As I mentioned in the last update I’ve been writing a Sitcom script for a university assessment. Whilst something I am brand new to, I have found that it has improved my writing for other projects and helped with writers block. As such I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on why I’ve found it helpful. Continue reading “Why I’ve found writing a script useful:”
In my last post I talked about the editing process and what I would be doing to improve my first draft. Having done a good chunk of reading, collating feedback and re-writing over the last couple of days I thought I’d update you all on my progress. So far I’ve learned a few important things. Continue reading “Writing Update: Re-structuring”
I’ve just completed my first draft for my dissertation with a little over a month to go to the deadline. I’ll be honest, I’m more excited about the project now than when I sat down to write it. Usually I don’t have this problem with my creative projects; I sit down hammer out whatever it is that is in my head and then when the novel or short story is finished I run away from it until it’s time to edit. Continue reading “Writing Update:First drafts”
So those of you that follow what I post regularly will have noticed that I fell off the grid for a week or so. That’s because I’m in the process of moving house, managing a university assessment and working. I should build some more time in to create content but honestly haven’t felt able to. So given that I can’t sleep at 4am with a full day of moving furniture tomorrow I thought I’d give you all a quick update. Continue reading “Writing Update:”
To be honest although I’ve had two months to get on with my dissertation I must somewhat unhappily admit that I haven’t done nearly as much work on it as I wanted to. Life got in the way. Continue reading “Writing Journal: Dissertation”
For a module entitled Contemporary Writing, I wanted to do something a little different. Play with some of the themes the ‘Contemporary’ texts I was reading for my course had highlighted
In the last update I gave you a brief overview of what I was working on and my plans for a module assessment. My plan for the module being to write something focused on experiences of the Trojan war. This is no longer the case. Continue reading “Writing Journal: Module Assessment”
Hullo! Exciting news!
Those of you who follow my Facebook and Twitter likely already saw the news that my submission to Beyond the Walls had been accepted for publication. It feels slightly surreal, now with the book in my hands, realising that I actually did it, I got myself into a professional publication being distributed potentially world wide by Valley Press. I’m not sure why but the small publishers logo at the bottom of the cover makes everything seem so much more official. (That and signing contracts and things once my submission had been accepted)
So yeah that’s me, chuffed to be in it with a number of amazing creative writers studying at York St John University. I would like to thank all those whose hard work went into making the publication a reality and those friends of mine who pestered me into submitting my work on time!
For those who would like to, here is a link to the Valley press page on which you may purchase a copy.
Thanks for reading!