October 24, 2021

Chaco: One of the Top Mobile Phone Novelists in Japan from WIRED Mag.

“Chaco types furiously on her cell phone keypad, stopping only to take an occasional puff of her Seven Stars menthol cigarette. But she’s not sending a text message. She’s writing a novel.

Chaco is becoming one of the most popular mobile phone novelists in Japan. We don’t know much about her — except that she’s a twenty-something Pisces from Osaka — but we do know that she can spit out books faster than Danielle Steel. In the last 14 months, she wrote five novels, including her best seller What the Angel Gave Me, which has sold more than 1 million copies to date.

“I can type faster on my phone than on a standard keyboard,” she says. In between chapters, Chaco logs on to her blog and puts up a progress report for her eagerly waiting fans. “My god, it’s already 9:30!” she writes. “Where was I? I was sitting at my desk with writer’s block.” ‘

Read the full article here:

Big Books Hit Japan’s Tiny Phones.

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