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That doesn't make it a novel.

IMAOKA Kiyoshi

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As a member of the SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America), I have interacted with foreign writers, and as the husband of author Kaoru Kurimoto, I have witnessed the creative process on a daily basis. He is also the husband of author Kaoru Kurimoto. The conditions for a masterpiece are explained in an easy-to-understand manner, and authors and their works are introduced as models. In addition to a secret story about Heinlein and Gundam from the days of S-F Magazine, there are many anecdotes about the author.
(Lecture date: March 5, 2017)

Part 1: Writing a Novel
Whether you want to write a novel or become a writer / Simulation skills are learned with the body / An editor's ability to find "interesting points" / "Anyone can write" is a misconception / Perspective of a novel: first person and third person / Recommendations for practice: first person and third person / Is it acceptable to explain the main character's name and setting at the beginning? / "Presenting the mode": a technique to make reading easier / Are there only two story patterns? A novelist is a person who cannot help writing (Memories of Kaoru Kurimoto)

Part 2: To write a masterpiece
Masterpieces have memorable scenes / Aim high and become a masterpiece / Good but not memorable, bad but memorable / Manuscripts submitted for publication are unforgettable even after 40 years / Making readers read with a sense of rhythm (Memories of Azusa Nakajima's "Nakajima Juku") / Story as a tool: the example of "The Guin Saga" / Stories are born from education, experience, and knowledge Writers' specialties (Ryo Hanmura, Clarke, Heinlein) / Writers and deadlines / Q&A
Appendix: Long Interview with Kiyoshi Imaoka

Author’s Information

Born in Yokohama in 1948. Former editor-in-chief of S-F Magazine (Hayakawa Shobo). As an editor, he worked on the works of writers such as Shinichi Hoshi, Sakyo Komatsu, and Yasutaka Tsutsui, and fostered newcomers such as Chohei Kanbayashi and Mariko Ohara. Author Kaoru Kurimoto is his wife. Supervised the sequel project to Kaoru Kurimoto's last work, "The Guin Saga". Representative director of Tenro Production. Jazz singer.

Series/Label Proceedings of the Japan Federation of Independent Writers Seminar
Released Date Sep 2017
Price ¥900
Size 148mm×210mm
Total Page Number 66 pages
Color Page Number ---
ISBN 9784862397577
Category Literature/Nonfictions/Culture/Humanities
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