Rainbow Snippets–Rebellion

The next few weeks I’m focusing on getting my historical novel – Rebellion, ready for publishing: finish edits, write blurb, plan out Authors Note…. Then, all I need to do is decide on the publishing date and book in promotion. This week’s snippet comes from Rebellion, set during the Boxer Rebellion (1899-1900) – Qing Dynasty... Continue Reading →

Tokyo Nights: An Adventure in Serial Writing

Writing Tokyo Nights: Season One was always going to be challenge. Pushing myself to write, edit, publish and promote a story via instalments every two weeks, especially when each instalment – episode – averaged about nine thousand words. Releasing a story by instalments in of itself wasn’t new to me, I’d written plenty of fanfiction... Continue Reading →

Rainbow Snippets–Tokyo Nights

As fiction writers we are often asked questions about the level of realism in our writing, especially regarding the use of places in a contemporary setting.  Normally it doesn’t worry me too much with smaller places in my story being completely fictional and larger named cities, the geography is dealt with in rather vague ways... Continue Reading →

Rainbow Snippets–Tokyo Nights

This weeks Rainbow Snippet comes from Episode Nine of Tokyo Nights, which is being released this week. Saita ripped open the sachets of sugar sitting next to his cup and tipped each one in. He absently stirred it and stared into space, his mind drifting back to that night almost a week ago now. The... Continue Reading →

Clash of Cultures–Tattoos

When cultural clashes occur between characters it isn’t always over big political/moral beliefs but can occur over small things that for one character might seem insignificant. For Jamie and Gou one area where the difference in their cultural beliefs stands out is over tattoos. For Jamie they are art, personal connections with the past or... Continue Reading →

Rainbow Snippets

This weeks Rainbow Snippet is coming from a piece that I’m writing for a creative writing course. I’ve just finished the literary critique assignment (though I need to proof it again before I hand it in) and the next assignment is finally two-thousand words of our own writing. It is set in Okinawa and will... Continue Reading →

Rainbow Snippets–Crossing the Line

This week snippet comes from the spinoff novel for The Yakuza and the English Teacher series, called Crossing the Line. I’ve started putting the unedited version up on Wattpad to keep myself motivated to finish it before it gets shoved to the bottom of the writing pile. Brian and Ken first met in book two... Continue Reading →

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