Kenneth Wright

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Kenneth Wright

Location: Kyoto, Japan

Gender: M

Member Since: January 2014

Last online: January 2018

Open for read requests: No

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Last Updated Jan 09, 2018

AN AMERICAN LOVE SONG IN SURVIVAL JAPANESE, Ver. 1.1

I have just finished making the arrangements to have my AN AMERICAN LOVE SONG IN SURVIVAL JAPANESE boosted for a second time for 13 days starting Thursday, January 11.  I'd like it to be listed as "Ver.1.1" but the editing software won't seem to let me do that, so it's still listed as Ver.1  The big difference is that it has a cover now with artwork done by my wife.  (And which took me I don't know how many tries before I could get the damn thing to upload!)  Also, using a new option for prime members, I've had the first comment by B Douglas Slack about it listed at the beginning of the book as I think it really encapsulates what I am trying to portray in the story.  There are other minor changes, but if you've already read the first version, you've read the story.  I would still like to get comments from you about how effective you think both the new cover and comment are.  Of course if you want to read the story again, well . . . .


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I'm a writer who who wants to be judged by my writing, not by my profile. If you read my very short essay, “To All My Students” (of Notre Dame Women's College, Kyoto, Japan), you will probably get you a fairly good idea of where I live, what I've done, and my approximate age. If that gets you interested enough to read my much longer but still somewhat short novel, An American Love Song in Survival Japanese, I certainly hope you will enjoy that, too, and get some idea as to what kind of person I am.

Disclaimers: Although many of the events that occur in my story are based on my own personal experiences and/or those of my friends, I am not Gordy.  I graduated from college and later got an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language. And while I am very happily married to a Japanese female who speaks very good English, we've spoken only Japanese with each other ever since we first met. And no, she is not one of my former students. And no, she is definitely not Mariko.

I plan to post more of my stories on Booksie about living as a gaijin here in Japan and maybe some SF. I hope you will read them, too. And if your enjoy them . . . Hey great! I've done my job. If not . . . Sorry! All I can say is, I did my damnedest for you.

Warning: I'm a very slooooowww writer. I agonize for hours over every single paragraph, every single sentence, every single word, every single coma, every single space, and every single period . . . so you don't have to! 

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