Well, we’ve reached the end of Haruki Murakami’s short story collection, First Person Singular. We discuss the final story of the same name and give our overall thoughts on the collection. We also talk a bit about Murakami’s writing style and the next Murakami collection we’re going to cover for the podcast.

#98: Reclaiming Your Creative Life Drunken Pen Writing Podcast

We start things off with an interesting conversation about Microsoft Word's new "woke" editing feature. After that, we chat it up with some dialogue talk. Finally, we get to the real topic of the day and devote a good portion of the episode to discussing how to reclaim your creative life.  Many of us struggle with creating (in our case, writing) because life seems to always beat us down. It's hard to find your rhythm and get things going the way you want them to. But we might have a solution. One you probably won't like to hear.  Check out our work at http://www.drunkenpenwriting.com Follow us on Twitter @drunkpenwriting On Instagram @drunkenpenwriting And like us on Facebook @drunkenpenwriting
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  1. Cool that you’ve discussed Murakami’s short stories in your podcast. I recently heard the audio version of “First Person Singular” and enjoyed it. I really enjoy Murakami’s easy flowing, dream-like stories. I’ll certainly give your episodes a listen — it’ll be neat to hear other people’s takes on the stories.


    1. Glad to hear you enjoyed it! We’re going to start his collection “The Elephant Vanishes” soon. That has a lot more going on than “First Person Singular” so we should have much more to talk about.

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