John Hoggard

John Hoggard

John Hoggard has been writing for as long as he can remember, his first publishing successes coming in the Hartlepool Mail "Chipper Club" aged 6.  Since then he's continued to write mainly in the Science-Fiction and Fantasy genres, winning prizes for his "fan-fic" of the Star Trek franchise in his twenties at the various Conventions he attended.

John has also written several pieces of background fiction based on the game Oolite and his most popular work, Lazarus, serialised over 16 weeks, received over 15,500 viewings during that time.  The E-book Anthology, Alien Items, featuring some of John's work (writing as DaddyHoggy), was released in early 2012.

In June 2012 John won the Biting Duck Press "Science in Fiction" Short Story Competition.

In November 2012, John's SF short story Baby Babble was included in the Anthology Fusion by Fantastic Books Publishing.

In October 2014 John contributed two pieces of flash fiction to a charity horror anthology, Ten Deadly Tales

In May 2016, John's had two SF short stories All in the Mind and The House was included in the Anthology Synthesis also by Fantastic Books Publishing.

John also published in the horror anthology '666', where his 666-word story 'Headhunted' was highly commended by the editors of the anthology

In November 2017 John had five drabbles in an Official Elite: Dangerous Publication, Elite Encounters by David 'Selezen Lake' Hughes.

In June 2018 John had a drabble accepted into the new Science Fiction Magazine, The Martian Magazine, a new Science Fiction magazine currently specialising in the publication of drabbles.

In July 2019 John had his story 'Elemental Sacrifice' included in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Anthology 'The Forge: Fire and Ice'

John's main work in progress is a contemporary novel entitled Endless Possibilities about the world of Online Gaming and Science-Fiction Conventions. He is also working on a collection of 75-word short stories based on his successful contributions to the Paragraph Planet website and is working with illustrator Helen Withington to bring a selection of these stories to life.

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Posts by John:

The Palace of Lost Dreams

Charlotte Betts, 7th Novel has been shortlisted for the RNA 2019 'Best Historical Romantic Novel'.

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‘Forging ahead…’

The ForgeWW member John Hoggard's short story 'Elemental Sacrifice' features in the Science Fiction & Fantasy Anthology 'The Forge: Fire and Ice', which was released in July 2019.

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Creative Writing Escapes

CWECreative Writing Escapes

WW member Charlotte Betts and former member Danielle Auld have something wonderful to offer you.

Cleared for launch!

Elite Encounters Elite Encounters is a Role-Playing Game set in the Elite: Dangerous Universe and is the work of David 'Selezen Lake' Hughes. It features drabbles from John Hoggard.

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How to survive a critique


WordWatchers is reviewing one full novel a month. By the end of 2017, it will have critiqued 7 novels. 5yrs after she wrote it, Abbie's blog about the process is still very relevant.

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