Hi. I am an aspiring novelist. I am a professional with a full time job, but I have dreamed of becoming a novelist since childhood. I hope to meet other aspiring novelists and discuss writing and its difficulties. I am Japanese (living in rural Japan) and English is my second language, but my language of choice. I write under the nom de plume Akira Funyuno.

I thought writing a novel set in Japan (past or present) might give me a niche. But it is very difficult to write a good samurai novel in English. Please follow me if you are interested in my endeavor. Thank you.

(The ivory dragon on my avatar is a netsuke by the carver Rakuchu. I also carve netsuke as a hobby.)

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