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Creative Writing Changed My Life

I started writing creative pieces in Japanese in 2018. Before that, I was working as a writer. I wrote lots of articles ...
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An Individual Box – writing prompt: A Box

I didn't know who had bought it, but there was a book written by a famous Japanese actress on my bookshelf when I was li...
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Writing poems may be a good approach when you start creative writing in a non-native language.

I have been writing in English, which is my second language, since the end of 2018. I first started blogging, but what I...
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Writing Addiction and Writer’s high

I recently had a depression and I thought that I was going to quit writing even though I had never stopped thinking abou...
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You need to be who you are as a writer

Do you remember the moment when you first yourself in the mirror? I think I remember that moment, although it might have...
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When a poet gets transformed into a beast

This is one of my favourite fiction stories written in Japanese; ‘The Moon over the Mountain’ (Japanese title: 山月記Sanget...
20.11.2019
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The fetishism of the dictionary

A famous actress, Julia Roberts, once has said in her interview, “I love the moment when somebody says something very pr...
11.11.2019
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Fall in Love with Rice Congee: Japanese and other Asian Styles

Rice congee is a simple meal. It is boiled rice cooked in lots of water for a long time, just until the rice breaks down...
11.11.2019
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Solitude

We are lonely beings. If you have a partner, you may think that your love will last forever but the reality is that you ...
11.11.2019
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Where I came from and Where I am going

I was a child who spent lots of time daydreaming. My parent’s house was built in the middle of rice fields. It was a lit...
12.11.2019
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Philosophy of Japanese Toilets

It was a long time ago when I read the book ”In’ei Raisan (English title: ‘In Praise of Shadows’)”, written by a Japanes...
12.11.2019
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Ideal Self and Real Self

Some people don't like to look at themselves in a mirror, some people love to do it. Personally, I don't feel very comfo...
13.11.2019
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