It’s not so much an excerpt as the scene I wrote for a creative writing paper and the inspiration behind the novel. By the time the novel reaches this point in the story, the scene will no doubt change. A lot. In the timeline of the story it occurs around the three-quarter mark.The period it… Continue reading WIP Excerpt–Love in Rebellion
I’m going to start posting some of the short stories I’ve written and maybe some of my drabbles that haven’t become full fledged stories. Beginning with this one which I had written for a local competition, though I’ve edited it a bit since then. Inspired by the time I used to spend sitting and watching… Continue reading CHASING WAVES – Short Story
In the midst of all the danger surrounding him because of his relationship with Gou and trying to workout whether or not he wanted to remain by the man’s side, Jamie is given the opportunity to visit Nara. Gou needs to go there to handle business with the former capital of Japan an area that… Continue reading Dangerous Lessons – A Trip to Nara
As a Romance Writer, my preferred method of crafting stories is to write them in third-person limited/dual point of view. I like being able to convey both sides of the story as a relationship between the two main characters develops. Occasionally one of the secondary characters will get a word in and give their opinion on proceedings, but there needs to be a darn good reason for them doing so – or they are just too damn noisy.
In saying that, my characters can get rather vocal while I’m drafting, shouting out their wishes and desires until I write it down, sometimes it’s even contrary to how I thought the story should go… but it is their story to tell… and I’m getting side-tracked.
But, in my current WIP, my preferred method of storytelling is not the one I’m using. Instead it’s being written in third-person/single point of view, for…
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Daughter (13yrsold): What are you doing?Me: Researching zips.Daughter: Why?Me: Need to know when they started using zippers in clothing.Daughter: Why is that important? (stares at me as though I’m bonkers)Me: Because the speed at which he can get his pants off depends on whether he’s fumbling with buttons or dealing with dodgy zippers.Daughter: Muumm!Me: Well,… Continue reading Adventures in Writing
The first book in my series The Yakuza and the English Teacher is available now to purchase. EXCERPT: “Jamie.” Gou sat down on the seat next to him and the chilly breeze swirling through the club changed into a polar blast, biting into Jamie’s heated skin. “Why are you here?” he hissed, gripping the… Continue reading Dangerous Lessons Excerpt
The Yakuza and the English Teacher SeriesBook One: Dangerous Lessons.NB: Sneak Peeks maybe created during different stages of the book and differ to final product.
This was loosely based round conversations or things my teenage daughter has said over the last couple of years. Of course I’ve expanded on it, before handing it in as my final creative writing assignment.…………………………………………………….Who She Is.She looks at herself in the mirror unsure of the face staring back. She knows it’s her own. Her… Continue reading Who She is.
When I first started writing, the idea of someone reading it was terrifying. It still is. But I’ve done it. Posted work on Wattpad and fanfiction sites (even though the errors littering the work now makes me cringe) and people have read it. They’ve commented on it, favourited it and left kudos all of which… Continue reading Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone
It is always great, fantastic even to see stories set in non-English speaking countries. And even more so if one or more of the main characters is from that country. But it does then call into question how to use the language of this new setting. Do you use it at all?The answer to that… Continue reading Foreign Lands–Foreign Words