Imabetsu, Aomori Prefecture

I can’t imagine a world without good friends, good adventures, and good old fashioned noveling. Our adventures throughout Aomori Prefecture, as the guild of traveling writers, continued this past weekend from the rice fields of Gonohemachi to the furthest reaches of the unknown (also known as, Imabetsu).

NaNoWriMo this year has most definitely been more productive with our little project, taking us to some of the most beautiful and inspirational places on this side of Honshu. For anyone interested in taking a new approach to NaNoWriMo, the premise is quite simple and easily adaptable: first, you take your closest fellow writer friends; second, pick a place to visit (someone else’s home town, that new cafe you’ve been meaning to check out, the beach, etc.); third, take your notebooks/laptops/typewriters/insert-creative-mechanism-of-choice and just go! Road trip, write, bounce ideas off each other, and repeat 😉

At the moment, Imabetsu is accessible by car and train but the shink is coming and signs all over this seaside village are excitedly proclaiming that in as little as a year, Imabetsu will be put on the map once again!


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