Interview about writing and working in Japan with Eye-Ai magazine

13 December 2015 ● 1 min read ● 1 image
Interview about writing and working in Japan with Eye-Ai magazine

A few weeks ago I had the rare (for me) experience of being on the receiving end of an interview, when I chatted with Eye-Ai magazine about being a writer in Japan. I'm used to new writers and students getting in touch to ask about how I got into writing and looking for advice, but it's not often I get interviewed like this - talking not just about how I got started, but my approach to clients (including the deadbeats!) and how I select assignments, how I balance work, my aims, and even my thoughts on writing processes. It was a very different experience for me, and quite valuable to actually sit down and reflect on a few things.

The result is a six-page feature in the January 2016 issue of Eye-Ai (out Dec 1, 2015), which the magazine has very kindly let me reprint as this PDF: http://www.tokyofreelance.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/EyeAi-interview-Rob-Goss.pdf. After having just read the first Canvas Spotlight interview, I thought I'd share this as a creation here, too.

So, thanks to Eye-Ai for a very worthwhile and interesting experience. And extra big thanks to them for putting my name on the cover just under that of a boy band, which, if you see the "world's worst ever selfie" that I sent them to use as my bio pic, was extremely generous of them!

Well Done Rob!

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Rob Goss

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Hello. I'm a Tokyo-based writer of books, features, short-form poetry, and micro and flash fiction.

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