Please join us in welcoming Kevin Caucher to Sinfully today as he celebrates the release of his new book Lime & Tangerine.
How did I get into Writing?
Hello. Thank you for hosting me in this guest post. I’d like to share how I got into writing.
I think I really got into writing when I was in junior high school, when I was back in China. I was fortunate to develop some life-long friendship with people who get me into reading, at first. Then we started writing letters to each other, general teenage angst. These friends were really good at writing then. I admired them and used to try to emulate their works. Of course, that was all in Chinese.
I got into writing in English when I was in university, doing an English degree. A professor, who no one really liked then but I and who I don’t like anymore for reasons not worthy of this post, got us all into ‘creative speaking’ in our Speech class with performance monologue, which required creative writing. She was also our Creative Writing professor, who was adamant we did creative nonfiction instead of fiction in her class. But the monologue and the memoir got me hooked with creative writing, and taught me to always link my writings with my own experiences.
Later the community at GayAuthors.org helped a lot in my growing as a writer.
I suffer from writer’s insecurity and confidence randomly at times. I desperately wanted recognition for my writings, and got none in return, during a particular period of writing stories. There’s always up and down in recognition, but from my experience, it’s always the good days that helps with the low self-esteem days.
My way of dealing with writer’s block? Eating carrots, and freewriting, till it goes away
Lime and Tangerine
Author: Kevin Caucher
Genre: Gay Romance, Science Fiction
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
The post-apocalyptic world has changed. Colors have changed.
The skies are now red, and the seas fandango pink.
There are those who’ve acquired skills as “squinters”. By narrowing their eyes, they can see people in different colors—colors by which they can define their mood.
Senlin was born a squinter. A child of the foster system, the lack of love has left him with casual views on sex.
When Sicong recruits him into SQX, a squinter organization, Senlin wants nothing more than to jump his bones, but Sicong’s detachment makes Senlin believe his feelings aren’t reciprocated.
Senlin and Sicong’s relationship begins to grow as they undertake missions together.
That is, until an enemy of SQX turns his attention upon them.
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Meet Kevin Caucher
Growing up in China, KEVIN CAUCHER never thought he’d grow up loving to write; never did he expect himself ending up in Australia either. He is now happily partnered in NSW Illawarra area and writing.
Kevin’s writing is mainly influenced by his growing up as a gay Chinese; he also sometimes pops out totally random stories that has nothing to do with his growing up.
Besides his passion for writing, Kevin has also opened a cafe in December 2015. “There, the cliché of authors writing in a cafe.”
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