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10 Things To Do In Japan By Natasha Pulley

Postby Gedbury of Slacks Creek (FF visitor) » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:55 am

Natasha,
Hello from Brisbane, Australia.
I'm not up on every writer and book release, sorry to say. Guess I have my head down and too busy writing my own. (25 so far, 17 published) So my apologies in admitting I did not know your name until coming across your recent Granta article.
It is wonderful! You make a very good point about the 'mysticism' of writing, and I love your excellent analogy summed up this: "Writing is just cabinet-making with language."
Indeed, the process is invisible, and all the work, the sketches and roughs and off-cuts and shavings and bent nails are all thrown away. Even watching a writer (asides from it being crushingly dull) would not show the process unless you too were a writer and could watch the entire thing from the get-go. Even then ... you'd miss things. I won't elaborate. you know this well.

Anyway,I've found a way to write to you, and I'm going to disagree with you on one point.

To quote:
"There’s no mystique to it. ... Writing is carpentry. Learning the craft takes a long time, but we can all learn it, though we all certainly start out writing varying shades of rubbish."
And a little later you refer to "the idea that you must be an innate genius, and that either you get it right and perfect the first time or the industry crushes you..." - suggesting that such geniuses don't exist, and that *everyone* can learn to be cabinet-makers with language.

I have to disagree. Such geniuses exist, and some people, despite their years

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Re: 10 Things To Do In Japan By Natasha Pulley

Postby Jovanna » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:36 am

Guess I have my head down and too busy writing my own. (25 so far, 17 published)
Hello,
What kind of books? Are they available for preview? :)

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Re: 10 Things To Do In Japan By Natasha Pulley

Postby Mr.Married » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:26 am

10 Things to do in Japan By Mr.Married

1. From Tokyo take the bullet train to Kyoto ...sit on the right on the way there for a view of mount Fugi
2. while in Kyoto visit visit the monkey park, Nishiki market,walk Shijo street
3 Back in Tokyo ...visit Shinjuku train station during rush hour
4 . Go to Harajuku ....yes just like the Katy Perry song (go on a Sunday)
5. After Harajuku go to Yoyogi park (spelling?)
6. Visit Akihabara ( If your an electronics nut)
7. Go to Tskiji (spelling?) fish market (check _ schedule for open times...eat the sushi there)
8. Visit the Tokyo Sky Tower
9. Visit Roppongi district at night for some...uuummmm..interesting night life
10. Go shopping at The Ginza district...bring your credit cards..all of them.

The End.

Please publish my book.

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Re: 10 Things To Do In Japan By Natasha Pulley

Postby Mr.Married » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:26 am

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Re: 10 Things To Do In Japan By Natasha Pulley

Postby table » Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:39 pm

I would suggest a dinner cruise in Tokyo Bay and visit to the magic city of Kyoto

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Re: 10 Things To Do In Japan By Natasha Pulley

Postby franfran » Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:08 pm

2021 may not be the best year to be looking for advice on international travel.....
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