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

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–Dangerous Life

This weeks snippet comes from Dangerous Life, the conclusion to The Yakuza and the English Teacher series, just released. This weeks is a little longer than six sentences but it loses its impact if I made it shorter. ………………………… He watched Jamie kneel on the tatami mats and pour sake into the men’s cups and... Continue Reading →

Released–Dangerous Life

Dangerous Life, the conclusion to The Yakuza and the English Teacher series. Jamie has had many new experiences since meeting Gou. He’s been kidnapped, threatened and forced out of the country. He’s been bought expensive bespoke suits and eaten at high-class restaurants. But his relationship with Gou had survived it all, grown stronger and appears... Continue Reading →

Rainbow Snippets – Dangerous Life

This weeks Rainbow Snippets comes from Dangerous Life the third book in The Yakuza and the English Teacher series and concludes Jamie and Gou’s story. It won’t be the last time we see them as Gou’s nephew Kennosuke is getting his own book. Kennosuke’s book still needs a title, but the first draft is almost... Continue Reading →

Ten Years Later–Short Story

This is another story/scene I wrote for a Creative Writing Paper.  It in truth, started its life as a possible idea for fanfiction, but got turned into this.………………………………Oliver trudged up the stairs, ruing his decision to purchase the fifth-floor apartment. The view across the city skyline toward the harbour was worth it, he tried to... Continue Reading →

Who She is.

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 →

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