Introducing…

Food is definitely for thought. If you don’t eat, you can’t repair your body. If you don’t eat, you can’t think. If you don’t eat, you can starve. If you don’t eat, you can’t write. 

Today I’m preparing to introduce two new characters into my current project. One seems to be quite fun to write, but it is utterly complex. I’m hoping that today’s lunch of shrimp and tuna panini, salad, crab and tomato soup, with a cup of coffee will be enough fuel to write at least two pages.

I really need to introduce these characters. One plays a huge part in the story. 

My motto today is eat, stay healthy, and try to finish the chapter. That way you can really get into the super juicy parts.  

 

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Travel Article the First Gig

I’m always fascinated by travel. I live in Japan, and I really want to write about my experiences here. I thought I’d start up a travel blog, but it is sometimes difficult to keep up with this one, in addition to all my other sites I need to post from. 

I then found a website that needed travel writers. I applied, got the job, then busted my computer. FAIL! Big set back for a then wannabe writer and author. 

Praise for the smart phone!!! I adjusted, downloaded Microsoft and missioned on. 

So it’s a little slower, but I just submitted my travel article. It’s my first one… ever. It’s also going to be my first “gig” as a paid writer I guess. All my other published projects were out of the kindness of my heart. 
Now it’s just to nail down that first paid for published book. 

Oh the dreams! When will they make a reality?

The Popular Choice, not the Latter. 

Writing is hard knock. I’m always getting into writers block…well on one book anyway. 

I overcame the hurdle though. I scraped it and started again… 4 times. Now I have something that will work. 

Now there’s a battle in my mind.  I’m the popular choice, not the latter. I’ll leave you to figure that out. Leave me an answer. 

 

It’s Almost Time

Since December 2014, me and author S. Rowe have been working on a little project. We’ve had our ups and down on this project, but we’re now in the final stages of editing and getting ready for big time promotion! 

Get ready! It’s almost time for the countdown to the release of ‘Legs and Wheels, 6072’! It’s so exciting! 

Like, Love, Share, Respect

Everyday in the streets of Tokyo, the freestyle guitarist KOHTA sits on the streets busking to the people of Japan. He loves his job, and people love him. Each song he plays tells a story. Watch as he takes a request from a public member, listens to the song once, before the magic happens. 

Travel Writing

How to travel write. 

1) Think of something that’s unique or something that’s never really been covered. 

2) Go out (if you can) and experience it for yourself. What’s great about it? Why would you recommend it?

3) Take pictures of the site/experience. It’s a great way to promote it. 

4) Make sure you know the routes to go and telephone numbers and website etc. 

5) Use a computer to type you article. 

6) Use wow factor words. Include maps, prices, pictures and directions. 

7) Save it. Check it. Save it again. 

8) Upload to email. 

And finally number 9…which I forgot to do today. 

9) Click send. That way it meets your deadline and you don’t get an email like I just did, because I forgot to click send. 

Doh!!

Pondering into my Coffee Cup

As I sit here in a busy and smokey coffee shop here in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, I wonder why I ever chose a teaching career over the two things I really wanted to do. 

For a long time I trained in the realms of Musical Theatre. That’s great! Lots of jazz hands and unbelievably camp shows. Glitz and glamour for pittance. I wanted to be a performer. Not on TV or anything like that, but I did go as far as getting three diplomas and a degree. I even made a short film called Johnny and got myself an agent. 

When I realized work was short I trained as a teacher in disability in drama, sign language and then later as a teacher in English as a foreign language. 

I then moved to Japan and worked as a teacher. A bit bland for a former Musical Theatre buff.

So I took a few back steps. My hands needed to stay creative. My mind is always on the go. So much so, that it’s difficult to sleep at night.

I went back to one of my creative talents from when I was younger. That is my writing. 

Writers are not paid much, but when I was younger I wanted to be the next Roald Dahl or J.K Rowling. So I started a horror story. I only got so far in when I chose to stop. I’d run out of creative juices. I decided I was too young to make a full long book about horror. 

Over ten years later, I penned a poetry book and published it onto a free site for download. Nobody downloaded it, but I didn’t really promote it, so my message never really was sent to more than 50 people. 

Since then I have picked up a book that I’d penned several years back and have begun to type and edit it. 

However, my current book that I have co-authored is my biggest hurdle. It’s got an extremely important message, and as I sit here pondering into my coffee cup, I try to come up with inspirational promotional ways to get mine and my co-authors message out to the rest of the world. 

‘Legs and Wheels, 6072’ by Rei Link and S. Rowe. Release date: Summer 2015
   
 

Legs and Wheels, 6072 (Synopsis)

Two people with two different lives. Could their coming together really help people understand each other and work together just a little bit more?
How do people live their lives? How do two people see the world? How do we really know ourselves? How do we…………oh, whats the damn point? Do people really see me? Do they know I’m here? Why don’t they understand me? Why don’t they understand? Like I said…whats the damn point?
Two people, who live at the opposite ends of the spectrum and two different ends of the world, both want nothing more than to be understood or heard by others. Both are happy, both laugh a lot, both feel ignored for different reasons, both get scared. Two people with two different lives. Could their coming together really help people understand each other and work together just a little bit more?
Legs and Wheels, 6072

By Rei Link & S. Rowe
Release date announced June 2015.