The End of the Quest

Well, I promised it before Christmas and since I’m sitting here surrounded by deep snow, I thought I’d take the opportunity to finish off The Quest for the Black Qipao.

bq.pngHere are the last two chapters:-

Chapter 29: Goodbye to All That

Chapter 30: Retrospective

I hope you have enjoyed the adventures of Fara and her friends. If you haven’t read the story so far, the whole thing is available here.

I will publish a downloadable PDF version shortly.

Hints For Authors

These doesn’t just apply to BDSM literature, by the way but here is a thought resulting from a correction that I had to make to Chapter 27 of The Quest for the Black Qipao….

  1. If you have a poor memory, it probably isn’t sensible to have characters with the names Barry, Harry and Gary.
  2. Even if you have a good memory you should consider whether your readers can keep track of a story in which there are three characters called Gary, Barry and Harry.
  3. If you insist on having characters called Harry, Barry and Gary you had better face up to the fact that at some point you are going to get them muddled up with each other. (or in this case with a character called Jim – no excuse for that really)
  4. You should have learned this lesson already when you’ve written a story (Market Forces) with characters called Harry (no relation) and Larry where one of them gets confused for someone called Garry (no relation either…).

At least I didn’t compound the problem with a female character called Sally.

Ho hum, all is fixed now…..

New Qipao Chapter

Valerie Haste’s investigation moves up a gear as she follows up on clues from Fara’s talk with Jim Dangerfield. Marianne Higgs has her quiet life disturbed and Stephen Higgs has a difficult interview.

Here’s the latest chapter:- Chapter 27: The Back of the Theatre

Or start at the beginning: The Quest for the Black Qipao

(PS – I’ve got a few computer problems at the moment, so if I’m off the air for a while don’t worry. The next chapter will be up soon.)

Dumb as Soup

I first encountered the expression “dumb as soup” in an episode of “The Big Bang Theory”* and thought it perfect for the way the Jim has been behaving in this tale.

Fara thinks the same thing too, as you can find out in this week’s chapter of the Quest for the Black Qipao. You can find it here:-

Chapter 25: Dumb as Soup

Or you can start at the beginning and follow the whole story here.

*If you don’t know the quote it comes from the Season 1 Episode 4 episode “The Luminous Fish Effect” and goes like this…

Mary Cooper, talking about her son who is being more than usually difficult: “Leonard, the Lord never gives us more than we can handle. Thankfully He blessed me with two other children who are dumb as soup.”

The Beginning of The New Order?

Where do things start?

Where did New Order begin?

Well, maybe last weekend.

On the BBC’s “A Point of View” programme author Will Welf was discussing how society should respond to the latest round of revelations of male’s poor sexual behaviour. One of his suggestions was a male curfew: one feature of the New Order regime.

Hear it for yourself at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09c0ynm (May not be available in all countries)