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Monday, June 26, 2017

7 Days With You

Seven Days with You
by Hugo Driscoll


GENRE: YA Romance



Sean Johnson’s life as a small-town farmhand has been nothing but predictable, but when he meets Sophia Hillingdon at the local animal sanctuary, she gets him out of an eighteen-year rut, away from the mundane existence on the farm, and a grieving, drunken father.

Sophia is the first person who understands him and makes him believe that he might get out of their small town, who tells him, he has the potential to be whoever he wants to be and do whatever he wants to do.

But as their relationship unfolds, it is the most devastating of news that will change both of them forever.



Her face was nearer than it had ever been. Her skin felt smooth and warm. All I could do was lean further into her, losing myself in the moment. And then there were her piercing blue eyes-even more extraordinary up close. Before I knew it, I’d brought my hands to her chest as our parting lips collided. We kissed for hours, inhabiting each other with such force as our bodies rolled across the cooled grass. She was the change I had been searching for. It was the first time I realized; I could be anywhere in the world, but nowhere without her.

A Word From the Author 

The hardest part of writing is….
The hardest part of the writing process is the risk involved. You’re devoting precious hours of your life for a creation that may or may not be read by anyone other than your nearest and dearest. You can spend months- years even- writing what you think is a great novel only to have it rejected at every turn. That’s why a good writer is a risk-taker. You’re creating something that you hope will reach an audience. You have a story that may or may not be good. But you don’t know until you sacrifice things in your life for a shot at something great.  Not everyone has that in them, which is why so many brilliant writers find it hard to finish a novel, let alone build a career.

Regarding the process, the dialogue aspect has always been tricky. Sure, you can write 10 pages about a window and use a variety of superfluous adjectives, but what good fiction really comes down to is relatable dialogue. Can you express a person’s vernacular in a way that is well-written but also relatable and engaging? Can you move someone to tears from a conversation, so compelling readers feel the characters jumping off the pages? That’s what separates fiction writing from journalism and blog posts. It takes more time, and in the end, the level of detail required causes many to lose their patience.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Hugo Driscoll is a 25-year- old British journalist and content writer for an online publication in London.

When he's not working, you can usually find him writing in the basements of cafes or lamenting the unfair treatment of millennials in overcrowded London bars.

You can also find Hugo on Twitter, Facebook, and his personal blog, which he updates regularly.

Seven Days with You is his first novel.

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