Inspiration : Haruki Murakami

November 21, 2012

Haruki Murakami's on Writing :

When I’m in writing mode for a novel, I get up at 4:00 am and work for five to six hours. In the afternoon, I run for 10km or swim for 1500m (or do both), then I read a bit and listen to some music. I go to bed at 9:00 pm. I keep to this routine every day without variation. 
The repetition itself becomes the important thing; it’s a form of mesmerism. I mesmerize myself to reach a deeper state of mind. But to hold to such repetition for so long — six months to a year — requires a good amount of mental and physical strength. 
In that sense, writing a long novel is like survival training. Physical strength is as necessary as artistic sensitivity.

Such discipline needs a very strong will.

You can read on other artist, writers and other interesting people on their daily routine , here.


Aiming for Haruki's IQ84 ,
hopefully I'll find it at BigBadWolf next month.

3 comments on "Inspiration : Haruki Murakami"
  1. havnt started anything on murakami yet, but my big bro is a fan, so theres a lot of his novels at home

    anything good to suggest for a start? :)

  2. Well Hime, I've never tried reading Murakami's work too. I guess I'll start with the thick 1Q84 soon.

  3. Start with wind-up bird chronicles, or if you want something more short , his book " What i talk about when i talk about running" . Oooh and 1Q84 was GREAT .