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As an English teacher in Australia, I have had the privilege of sharing my enthusiasm for the craft of writing for over ten years now. 

Though I have less time to write for myself than I would like, it's something I am exceptionally passionate about, and take very seriously. I value the relevant and thoughtful feedback people leave on my work, as it's fuel for further inspiration and improvement.

Most of all, I like the idea that a reader can become immersed in a story and truly empathise with my characters, the way I did in my teen years reading Jordan and Eddings. There is something incredibly satisfying and about being able to reconstruct the images from my mind, in someone else's; it is a powerful feeling to think that a reader smiles, cringes, and feels sadness at the same places that I did when I was creating a scene.

Inspiration comes from no one source, and like a ninja strikes most often when I least expect it. I love to sleep, as I'm a very vivid, and often lucid, dreamer, unconsciously weaving stories with full musical accompaniment. Most of the time I'm lucky enough to remember, and elements from many dreams have influenced stories I've written.

I have indulged my imagination for a long time, and recall with great fondness, countless lunch breaks in primary school writing and performing short plays for my classmates. Later in my teens I fell into online roleplaying, enjoying the way stories could be told in a collaborative way. I likened each new storyline to a living novel, a tale of multiple fictional characters entwined in a common setting, but each driven by a different author. 

Now, my time is divided between teaching, playing with my two dogs Om Nom and Truffle, writing, and playing computer games.

Please don't ask me for reviews or advertise on my board; I'm sorry, but don't have the reading time.
  • Location:
    Melbourne
  • Joined:
    3 years ago

Reading Lists


14 Published Works

Featured work.

Autumn Sky

Social data: 36 reads. 2 votes. 25 comments.

Description: Sequel to ‘A Love Like Sakura’. Lilah Sinclair was haunted by the shadow of her cheating fiancé, and Daisuke Komatsu was dedicated to a mission for revenge. During their time teaching at Tokyo School of Excellence, the Englishwoman and the dis...


Other Works by BrionyHeneberry.
A Love Like Sakura

A Love Like Sakura

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Lilah Sinclair’s first love doesn’t work out, and it leaves her deeply scarred. She finds working w...

#626 in General Fiction
Forfall

Forfall

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Science hasn't yet found a way to rationalise the appearance, or nature, of The Rift that so suddenly ap...

Stalking the Grey

Stalking the Grey

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Althiel is a second generation Teir'dal, born in the Umbra to parents who fought the Ring of Scale in th...

Reforging The Vow (Book Two of The Amarithian)

Reforging The Vow (Book Two of The Amarithian)

2.5K 105 35

Sequel to 'Amarith'. With the immense power of one of the world's creators now hers, Amarith is forced t...

BrionyHeneberry commented on TEENAGERS - PARTY & BETRAYAL


BrionyHeneberry
This is actually pretty good Jaimee - though it does need a little bit of editing.

Perhaps I could go over punctuation for dialogue and attribution with you when you're ready to proof it properly?

I might also tone down the 'screaming' reactions - it may have been a while since I was a teen, but it's a bit over the top... also, at the news of Danielle and Lucas dating, apparently Luce 'creamed' -cough-

Teen drama fiction isn't my thing (big surprise), but that aside, I think you've done well to establish tension very early, without sacrificing too much. Some writers go into great depth when laying out their setting, but by starting with conflict, you've a better chance of hooking your readers with - well how will Beth react?
We already hate Danielle, and also Lucas a bit too to be honest, and like that Beth has close friends and a brother who seems to care.

Overall, I think this is a great start.


BrionyHeneberry
@Naomi_Uzumaki -chuckles- Well, you'll have to encourage me and leave comments on the new one as I write it; let me know what you love and don't love, or maybe what you'd like to see.

It is the business end of the year for teachers, with lots of grading and report preparation, so you'll have to keep me enthused to write when I get spare moments.

I aim to please!
BrionyHeneberry commented on Autumn Sky - The Rigidity of His...


BrionyHeneberry
Well, Komatsu's father disowned him after the whole ordeal with Aika (his sister that committed suicide); his father didn't want to tarnish the family name by having Aika's 'situation' revealed, thinking that it might also have a negative influence on his business interests.
Komatsu, however, wanted justice. As a result, his father declared that he was no longer his son.

Komatsu, cut off from his family, then decided to go after Murata, but if he'd used the same surname as he tried to get into the same school, then Murata may have recognised the name.