I’m in the process of publishing my first book on Amazon – and it’s been quite a journey.
I aim to write about my experiences in self-publishing and record some of the highs and lows of the process. Hopefully, this will prove useful to other writers and help them to overcome some of the obstacles that I found along the way.
I'm a writer, photographer, illustrator and film-maker with a Masters degree in Multimedia & Information Design from the University of Wales, Newport. I'm also volunteer PR Officer with Newport Playgoers Society who own and run the city's 400-seater Dolman Theatre.
I trained at the London Film School where I specialised in script-writing, directing and animation, and had three films screened at the National Film Theatre. After teaching film-making, photography and art, I moved into the world of advertising and PR and was a professional writer.
My play 'According to Claudia' was selected by Newport Playgoers Society to launch their 92nd season. It won the Award for Theatre Show of the Year 2014 presented by lifestyle and entertainment magazine Voice. It has since been published by Silvermoon Publications and is available from Amazon.
Other plays I have had published include 'Poor Yorick', 'Bunkered' and 'Caddying for Godot'.
Previously my one act play 'Poor Yorick' was a winning entry in a competition run as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Open Stages project and was performed at both the 400-seat Dolman Theatre and Blackwood Little Theatre. Another play, 'Bunkered', was one of the winning entries in a competition judged by Welsh playwright Frank Vickery.
Hi Phil, I’m creating a similar blog as I wrap my first draft. Best of luck!