CorinneM

General details


  • CorinneM

  • CA

  • Corinne

  • B.A. in Japanese language

  • Female

  • English

In short

  • I've wanted to be a writer ever since middle school when an idea for a story hit upon me suddenly in math class and I had to scribble it in the margins of my notes so my teacher wouldn't get mad. In high school, I started taking my writing more seriously, and even tried writing a stage play which was quite terrible and laughably awful. I eventually started writing screenplays, but found the novel the best format for my stories, as they allowed my prose to breathe and gave me immense freedom in what I wrote. Compared to when I wrote screenplays, I feel more at home writing novels. In the rare instance when I don't have a pen and notebook in my hands, I enjoy watching anime, playing video games, drawing, reading, swimming, and even knitting, which I've only recently started.

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Family Life & Saga, Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction, Literary, Military/Espionage, Novella, Political, Romance, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Short Story, Teen, Women's Fiction, Young Adult/Juvenile

  • The Lord of the Rings
    The Inheritance cycle
    The Abhorsen trilogy
    Anything by Laura Joh Rowland (especially the Sano Ichiro mystery series)
    Fairy tales/retelling of such
    Manga
    The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and subsequent novels in that series
    Anything by Haruki Murakami
    Memoirs of a Geisha
    If You Follow Me by Malena Watrous
    Japanland by Karin Muller
    Basically anything good I find in the "fantasy" section of my library
  • Trying to work through Tale of Genji
    Not much else, tho, since I've been so busy with school that I don't seem to have time for reading aside from textbooks.
  • My bed
    The train
    The bus
    Lying on the floor in my room
  • I currently have finished:
    One full-length novel (around 50,000 words)
    One novella (about 20,000 words)
    I'm currently working on:
    A novel (will probably be around 50,000 or so words)
    Several short stories
    A story that I'm not sure if it should be a novel or a manga or what
    A novel that is a sequel to my first one
  • Fiction: Family Life & Saga, Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction, Military/Espionage, Novella, Political, Romance, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Short Story, Teen, Women's Fiction, Young Adult/Juvenile

  • I don't know. I kind of like my life too much to want anything else.
  • Tolkien
    Murakami
    Laura Joh Rowland
    Garth Nix
    J.K.Rowling
    Christopher Paolini
    Keiko Tobe (she wrote the manga series With the Light)
    Kagami Yoshimizu (he wrote Lucky Star)