University student and first award-winning pioneer English cell phone novelist in the West through textnovel.com Thank you for all the support! Wouldn’t be where I am today without you guys…=)
Cell Phone Novels is a phenomenon originally from Japan of online, serialized literature written in short poetic less than 200 word chapters blending poetry and storytelling. See more information below!
- A semi-autobiographical journey of a musician Move「旅」
- Contemporary dystopian magical-realism prose novel Espresso Love
- A traditional fantasy epic prose novel Harbringer’s Child
- A fantasy and sci-fi epic The Fringe of District 24
- An apocalyptic story All’s Well That Ends Well
- and of course most popular pioneer cell phone novel tale of young love Secondhand Memories
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ABOUT the AUTHOR
“Amazing how well you implement the first-person point of view… Hackneyed and cliche, some have said, but there’s just something about good writers and first person novels. You are definitely in one of them. Your voice really comes through. Some people will disagree and say, “Well of course. He’s writing in first person. It’s suppose to engage you in such a way.” But I would have to say that not all first-person novels come through as clean as yours does. Simply amazing.”
Going by the codename of Takatsu, (or taka in short) and preferring to wield a trusty phone, the university student with a love for writing never fails to deliver. Words that is.
The author of Secondhand Memories has been writing since he was 10, an avid fan of fantasy novels, romance j-drama, punk rock and apples. Since then, he has started countless and an uncountable number of novels, some having only a first paragraph, some over a hundred pages, all of which have never been finished.
Enter Secondhand Memories: The first and most popular English cell phone novel and cell phone novelist in North America in the West with over 80,000 words, over 48000 views, thousands of fans around the globe and Book 1 in the process of editing and publication with Book 2 on its way. Started in January of 2009, written for fun, and surprisingly to the author, the novel has become widely popular amongst readers of all ages all across the world on textnovel.com pioneering the Japanese cell phone novel movement in North America. On October 24th, 2009, Secondhand Memories won the Reader’s Choice award in the textnovel contest amongst other awards that led up to the finals resulting in a literary agent contract. In 2010, Secondhand Memories was chosen to be published part of an English textbook in Japan as a reading comprehension exercise as a way to get students interested in English. It will be used in high schools across Japan.
It is only thanks to readers all around the globe that allows this project to be so successful and together through the interaction of the internet and social media, fans, the author and the characters have journeyed through a lot.
Through the past five years, the cell phone novel movement has evolved and his works expanded to become more recent philosophical poetic landmarks including “Move”, “Fringe of District 24″ and full prose novel project, “Espresso Love”. See his Current Writing Projects
WHAT ARE CELL PHONE NOVELS? -
Cell Phone Novels is a phenomenon originally from Japan of online, serialized literature written in short poetic less than 200 word chapters blending poetry and storytelling. Read more info here!
Intro to Cell Phone Novels Interview/Documentary is here!
All the info you need about what cell phone novels are, the history of where it comes from and how it started in North America, English cell phone novel literature style, Secondhand Memories, Textnovel, eMobo and more!
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TAKATSU as a MUSICIAN
Takatsu who enjoys writing j-pop, pop rock / pop punk and acoustic music in Japanese and English, was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. With his heart left in Japan, he aspires to return to Tokyo one day.
He believes that music can change the world, one tune at a time. Music has always inspired him and he believes it is truly something that transcends all languages, becoming the language of the heart and soul. Having been inspired by music, he wishes to do the same for others.
In 2011, after the tsunami in Japan as a way to send a message of encouragement and hope to his friends and family and all who were affected by the disaster he wrote his first Japanese language song 明日の夢 or Ashita no Yume which means Tomorrow’s Dream. The following year he decided to fully produce the song and expand its influence to be shared amongst all who pursue dreams. Shortly after it sparked the creation of his first album, the Aozora EP officially released on March 29th, 2012. Since then, because of online fans around the globe, the EP has reached cities all over the world as well as passed on in person in Tokyo to artists and top producers from Sony Music Japan.
He continues to perform and pursue music in both Tokyo and Toronto.
Check out the home portal page takatsu.tk with access to Youtube, ReverbNation, Bandcamp and more
I love to share, so contact me! I don’t bite! Love to hear from you all, my lovely friends, readers, and fellow writers! Thanks so much for all the support throughout the years.
“Where there’s passion, there’s a dream. Where there’s a dream, there’s a journey. Where there’s a journey, there’s struggle. Where there’s struggle, there’s victory.” – Takatsu