Soo I got myself published!

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.

http://www.valleypressuk.com/book/102/beyond_the_walls__new_writing_from_york_st_john_university

Thanks for reading!
Hugh

Writing Update:

Hullo!

Hugh here with a quick update as to the projects I am currently working on. I’ve got two major projects on the boil at the moment, both of them assessments for my MA one of which I am a little less certain of than the other.

My dissertation project, which I’ll talk about first is fairly simple in premise; take the High Fantasy genre that I love and adore, and update it using allegory. To do this I am taking recent events, tragedies and disasters, studying them and the effects that they had and implementing a version of this in my novel.  (Sadly the world is throwing me a number options but more on that later.) For example Grenfell tower will become a slum wide fire reflecting the poverty of the area and the responses to this will be based on arguments made by politicians, landlords and survivors of the Grenfell tower fire. Obviously it wont be word for word but a general gist or sentiment will hopefully be distilled should I be successful. For this I am completely revamping an old universe to the point of non recognition, the only thing it has in common is names at this point, will likely post some draft work when I have something I would consider half way decent to show.

The second project is for a module assessment and for this I was hoping to do a false biography focusing on different experiences of Troy or the Trojan war growing up. Taking the reader through from cartoon books to studying the Iliad for an A Level in classical civilisation. I’m still not 100% sure how I’m going to approach this, or whether or not this will be the final idea. Right now I’m leaning towards having a narrator introduce the different experiences interspersed with bits of prose and biographical style writing, but we shall see how that goes.

Outside of these two project the main form of writing I am doing is the blog, I’m trying to get at least two posts up a week at present, maybe more depending on how much of a backlog I’ve built up at any one given time.

So that’s me, what about you? Are you writing anything? Let me know in the comments section below.

Take it easy guys!
Over and out.

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