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Welcome To Day Two Of The Water Trade By Charlie Deer Promo Drive Today We Have An Awesome Q&A So Lets Find Out What Charlie Had To Say
What inspired you to write your first book? Having had friends who were police officers in the Regional Anti-triad Units and the District Anti-triad sections of the Hong Kong police force. I was often told dark stories about the reality of Hong Kong's underworld. This gave me an impressionable idea of writing a fictional story about the terrors many young and naive girls can find themselves in after often being tricked, or targeted to fall into the hands of trafficking.
Do you have a specific writing style?
I don't have a particular orthodox writing style; I write as I see the characters in my mind. It's a bit like a movie scene, I watch the characters acting out their roles and then I describe what I see; translating their actions, environments and emotions into words.
What books have most influenced your life most?
Historical-fiction based on England's Kings and Queens are a great way to experience the past. Author's like Philippa Gregory, Alison Weir and Emma Champion to name a few are my all time favourite writers. I would say these authors have in some way influenced me.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
John Grisham; not only is he a fantastic story teller, he is the master in my eyes of thriller writing.
What was the hardest part of writing your book?
April, the main protagonist; what she was going through was a torrid emotional episode. To feel and visualize her fear and thus describe her feelings of anger, hate, sorrow and psychological trauma for the reader was challenging.
Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
Awareness, hopefully "The Water Trade" will help highlight the worldwide reality of human trafficking.
What book are you reading now?
Have just finished Love after Marriage by Bhagya Chandra now reading Gweilo by Martin Booth based on his childhood memoirs in Hong Kong.
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
I have something in the pipe line which is based on the binds of love which is a million miles away from the sex trade.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Write what you know about!
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Though a fictional story ´The Water Trade´ highlights and immerses you into a sad truth of the modern world. Many young girls fall victim to sex trafficking, they are often deceived, seduced or sold into forced prostitution and coerced to service hundreds of men often before being brutally discarded.
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