There is more to narrative structure than composing a causality-connected string of conflicts and resolutions.
Writing a novel is like lifting 500 pounds. Training for it takes longer than actually doing it.
"Futsu" is an overlooked word but essential in Japanese fiction.
A short non-comprehensive list of fiction writing rules.
A trek in the northern mountains in turn-of-the-century Japan.
Time flows slower in some corners of the world.
A lot of people are trying to write fiction in English as their second language. Good luck with that.