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
A question to ponder as writers and as readers is how much detail we need to be given about a character:Do we need to know the exact brands of clothes they wear or car they drive or even the type of drink they consume? Are there better ways to show a character’s personality and preferences… Continue reading The Little Details
We all have songs that get stuck in our heads. Lyrics, music beats which decide our mind is the best place to hang out, dancing about inside it without caring if you actually like it. Annoying advertising jingles for products you’ll never buy; the latest catchy tune everyone is singing or even a song from… Continue reading Stuck in My Head
.....its not easy. Trying to chose names for characters can be a daunting task. Too many choices. Which spelling do I use? Is this name appropriate for the time period? What does the name mean? And is that important? And that is only the beginning. Names can conjour up different feelings in a reader… Continue reading Naming Characters…
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