Cori Kane is my writing-pseudonym. Cori is short for Coriolanus as I’m a Shakespearean (not in the scholarly definition of the word but simply because I feel a kinship to the bard) and always feel more comfortable if there’s some reference to the master in everything I do and am. Kane is a name I have chosen for myself and I’m using it in my private life as well.
I write lesbian fiction – most of it lesbian romance, though I’m trying to broaden my horizon. So far, I’ve published two short stories in both English and German in different anthologies, and a novella in English. You can find the details on my blog.
These pages are about my writing, some personal information. I’m always trying to fill them with more of my work. I just want to let you know about my writing process, about my written work, about ideas I’m having. Maybe I’ll get you to read my stuff, and (also maybe) you’ll drop me a note whether you liked it or not (constructive criticism is welome – haters will be ignored).
Random facts you might want to know about me:
I’m German and live in Germany but usually I enjoy the English language more than German. I’m also an Americanist (I studied North American Studies in Berlin).
I live in northern Germany and I like taking long walks, hunting for nice shots with my digicam (she has a name: the Purple Menace). I like visual arts, but I’m not really talented when it comes to drawing and painting (believe me, I’ve tried).
I’m a family person; my stories reflect that.
I do believe that characterization is more important than plot. If the characterization is worth anything the story will tell itself.
I’m a fan. I love movies, tv shows, celebrities (most of them actresses), music (though I know little about it), art, history, and literature. My writing will reflect my obsessions.
I don’t drink coffee – ever. But I don’t judge people who do.
Without an editor, there would be a lot more hyphons and a lot less commas in my stories – be grateful for editors.
There are a lot of labels out there. If you have some, that’s good. If you don’t that’s good, too. I usually refer to myself as queer.
I’m scared of dogs (which is not the same thing as hating dogs, btw) and I wish I wasn’t. I don’t have pets or plants; I’m always a little fearful of being a bad influence on any kind of living organism.
I love reading classics, but do it way too rarely. For some reason, they inspire me more than modern writing. They also tear me apart and leave me breathless. Literature is an insane, violent art.
I might add to this list if I can think of other interesting things to write about myself.
I hope you enjoy my blog.