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Hey /lit/, I'm half-Japanese but was raised in America. My paternal grandfather recently died and left our family a cabin in his will which is located just outside of Oshu in Iwate Prefecture, Japan. My parents have no use for it so I've decided to live there in 2018 to focus on my writing.

Has anybody here done something similar?

What tips do you have?

Pic related: it looks similar to this.

Also: do you know any other well-known writers who spent a period of their lives living alone without a job in order to focus on their art?


>> No.10312015

Which half? Do you have one squinty eye and one normal one? Or maybe you're white with a small penis?

>> No.10312018


My father is Japanese, he came here to study geography in the 80's and ended up staying and getting himself an American wife.

>> No.10312032

do you go to uni in vermont, by change? I know someone in the exact same situation.

>> No.10312038

are you gonna write walden pond?

so deep. i am impressed please use my sister

>> No.10312044


He spent a long time in siberia, I bet if he wasn't writing manuscripts he was atleast thinking of ideas/themes he wanted to explore

>> No.10312051


I like Thoreau, yeah. Your sister can tag along for free if she's willing to be my concubine.

>> No.10312112

You'll certainly be getting away from it all in Iwate. You're going to have to really try to ingratiate yourself with the local villagers.

I'm mad jelly. I'm planning on buying a cabin up in Iwate or Aomori myself actually, but that's a longterm goal. I want to go on writing retreats during the holidays. Until then I'm stuck with the hustle and bustle of Chiba.

I've written a few novels and seclusion is the way to do it. Work on the aspects of writing that you can do now while distracted, like plotting, taking notes, researching(!), gathering vocabulary and reference, thumbnail sketches of chapters, logline, treatment, act structure, maybe some roughing, etc. You don't want to go into it with just a blank page. Maybe even try to finish a rough draft first and use the seclusion to edit, but you can do it with notes and sketches, and the seclusion would help a rough draft along immensely.

>> No.10312136

>any other well-known writers

>> No.10312140


I forgot to mention Mishima.

>> No.10312144

PS are you interested in renting out the cabin for summers after 2018? Not many people with a cabin in Iwate who'd rent to a gaijin.

>> No.10312170

>norwegian cabin anon is back on his bullshit

>> No.10312178

yeah, Pessoa-anon strikes again

OP, why do you keep doing this? I don't get it

>> No.10312181

LARPing is a lifestyle.

>> No.10312182

Someone spoonfeed me on this "Pessoa" anon

>> No.10312194
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>Live Action Role Playing

>> No.10312201

Hey I live in Iwate at the moment. It's a pretty chill part of Japan.

>> No.10312282

>I'm half-Japanese but was raised in America
>That means I get my noodles at McDonald's!
>pause for laugh

>> No.10312331

haha good one, friend

>> No.10312355

>i am a mongrel look at me

>> No.10313986


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u mad brah

>> No.10314224

>Has anybody here done something similar?

Yeah someone literally used to make the exact same thread except it was in Norway.

>> No.10314288

any other half polish half korean anons from milwaukee or am i the only one

>> No.10314314

Very interesting. How'd it turn out?

Here are some additional writers:
>William Styron
>J.K Rowling
>David Foster Wallace
>Douglas Adams
>Harper Lee
>Henry Miller
>Tao Lin
>Joshua Ferris
>Phillip Meyer
>Tennesse Williams

>> No.10314326

Uncle Tom's Cabin

>> No.10314410

go to japan, slay nip pussy instead of threatening to further dilute the aryan genepool

>> No.10315887

I'm Jomon, I'm more Aryan than you'll ever be.

>> No.10316070

Seek help. Seriously.

>> No.10316118

You need therapy.

>> No.10316124

But what does that mean?

>> No.10316145

Ugh, it's 2017, I can't believe that there are still people that think like you out there. Y'all need some help, seriously, for your own and everybody else's sake. Go to therapy sweetie.

>> No.10316149

I'm gonna kill you

>> No.10316169

Alright honey, just remember that y'all folks need to stop being so hateful and get on the right side of history.

>> No.10316201

Purely psychosomatic

>> No.10316218

wow you're actually quite good looking nohomo desu.

>> No.10316225

pleb taste

>> No.10316228

You bourgeois fuck, I'm jealous. My family is poor as dirt. Make the best of it. Also, Walden by Thoreau

>> No.10316252

That's a youtuber called Hiding in my room.
Nice try though

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