This weeks Rainbow Snippet is another from Dangerous Love available for purchase soon, the second book in my The Yakuza and the English Teacher series.His hands shook. The glass of whiskey he held slipped from his fingers, crashing to the ground. Broken shards of glass, whiskey spread across the floor, but all Gou could see… Continue reading Rainbow Snippets: Dangerous Love
This snippet is from the second book in The Yakuza and the English Teacher which I hope to release by the end of the month.He stared at his foot with a look of disgust, green smeared across it and between his toes, unsure of what to do next. Gou tried to remain balanced on one… Continue reading Rainbow Snippets–Dangerous Love
This is the first chapter to a novel I wrote last year but shelved. It had started out as a short story and bloomed into something larger. I didn’t realise just how large until I’d finished and discovered it was a part of a series, not book one either. No, it was book two and… Continue reading Shelved, But Not Forgotten – 1
This snippet comes from the first chapter of Dangerous Lessons which I published back in December. It is the first book in three book series – The Yakuza and the English Teacher, following the relationship of Jamie (a New Zealander in Kyoto to teach English) and Gou (Kyoto Yakuza Boss, who also owns the school… Continue reading Rainbow Snippets–Dangerous Lessons
This snippet is from my current WIP, an historical romance set during the Boxer Rebellion (China 1900). Unlike most of stories which have dual point of view, this one is a single point of view, making it fun and challenging to write. It also meant that I get to make use of my three years… Continue reading Rainbow Snippets
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