I first came across cicadas when I worked in Japan. I can remember walking down a road in central Tokyo shortly after I arrived and wondering “What is that noise?” I’d never heard anything like it in my life. It was incredibly loud – like someone screaming and using a drill at the same time!Continue reading “What I learned writing THE JADE DRAGONBALL (Part 3)”
One of the evil characters in our book – you’ll have to read it to find out who – has a tattoo which plays a vital role in helping Sara, the main character, understand what is happening to her. When I was writing the scenes, I knew I needed something like a tattoo as aContinue reading “What I learned writing THE JADE DRAGONBALL (Part 2)”
This isn’t to suggest I wrote the books myself. I didn’t. It’s just what I learned. As for David and what he learned, I guess he’ll tell you himself. First lesson? Surprise, surprise: it is really tough writing a book! It takes an awful lot of time, energy, planning, enthusiasm, co-operation, determination, and support. AsContinue reading “What I learned writing THE JADE DRAGONBALL (Part 1)”
Topics for my meanderings? Culture, history, science, space, cats…the usual suspects.