Some of the best stuff ever written were written when the world seemed to be falling apart. So don't let politics distract you from writing.
All successful careers follow an exponential curve.
Asking big questions come with the territory of being a writer.
A single word or image can mean different things to different readers.
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.