Today was the third meeting of the writing workshop group I’m now in. It’s a wonderfully varied group, with everyone writing very different pieces and yet still managing to provide what seems like useful feedback. I can’t wait for one of the pieces we workshop to get published somewhere.
So far the only thing I’ve brought to the group myself is “Years Later” from 2015, but I’d really love to figure out how to bring Morning Glory—not because I want to publish it, but because I think writing at length is where I’m most interested in improving…
Earlier tonight my flatmate jokingly asked if there were any kanji that had seven-kana readings, so that he could write a haiku that was just one character per line. I suspected the answer was no, but of course couldn’t say for sure. However, the longest kanji-readings I know are cases like 雷, where a compound Japanese word (神 + 鳴り) just happened to have a single corresponding Chinese character. Since most non-compound Japanese words are 1-3 kana long, it would be very hard to get to seven in a single kanji.