Apologies for the lack of updates to the Quest for the Black Qipao this week but my editor has a problem in real life and hasn’t been able to get the next chapters to me.
I don’t want to post without his input as invariably he picks up things I have missed; typos, grammatical mistakes, poor or confusing punctuation, inconsistencies and just plain mistakes. (In Contractual Obligations he spotted that I changed the name of a character in one chapter, that’s how sloppy my writing can get!) Not only that he sits in for the poor reader and helpfully points out that while I might know what’s going on the reader is likely to be confused by sudden jumps of situation or (a particular failing of mine) unlikely coincidences.
I’ll post the next chapter of Qipao as soon as I can.
I’ve carried a link to David Addison’s blogs on my link page for a while. He is a generous commissioner of stories and pictures and has built up a great collection of material that broadly fits in the “Bound Babes in Blouses with Buttoned Breast Pockets” genre but actually spans the whole damsel-in- distress genre pretty well.
There’s a focus on captives in uniform and helpless victims ravished by their captors.
I’ve done a couple of stories that were inspired by the material on his site, Port of Call: Photocall(which looks at the misadventures of a cruise ship crew during a trip ashore in the Arabian Gulf) and Ceres Sexual Assault (a bit of sci-fi space opera).
David has a new blogspot, that combines art, stories and stuff from the main stream media, so for those of you that are fans of this stuff.