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    • kellyalysia9 months ago

      Loved these

    • Ruchita_Ganurkar9 months ago

      Beautiful, Imaginary, Well Expressed :)

      Dreaming is the day job of novelists, but sharing our dreams is a still more important task for us. We cannot be novelists without this sense of sharing something.

      • Karenz
        Top reader this weekReading streakScribe
        9 months ago

        I’m not a follower of fiction and never would’ve heard of this writer if it weren’t for Readup. I read a couple of his stories on Readup and enjoyed them immensely. His interview was delightful.

    • Imthedude9 months ago

      Murakami is so kawaii. Arigatou gozaimasu, Sensei

    • deephdave
      Top reader of all timeScout
      2 years ago

      My obsession with Haruki Murakami continues...

      It’s true. There aren’t any new words. Our job is to give new meanings and special overtones to absolutely ordinary words.

      Writing is similar to trying to seduce a woman. A lot has to do with practice, but mostly it’s innate. Anyway, good luck.

      Everything you can get your hands on—great novels, not-so-great novels, crappy novels, it doesn’t matter (at all!) as long as you keep reading. Absorb as many stories as you physically can. Introduce yourself to lots of great writing. To lots of mediocre writing too. This is your most important task.

      • Pegeen
        Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
        9 months ago

        I credit you with introducing me to Murakami and I’m very grateful. I’ve found his short stories to be captivating. Many times as I read him, I feel as if in a dream.

        • deephdave
          Top reader of all timeScout
          9 months ago


          • bill
            Top reader of all timeScout
            9 months ago

            💯 This is incredible!