Honeyfeed’s Award-winning Light Novel series event has concluded! Have you had the chance to read our exclusive light novels? If not, you can read all 3 complete first arcs for each series at Honeyfeed! Don't miss out on exciting web novels filled with Action, Fantasy, Comedy, and more! To celebrate our most-read light novel series, Honeyfeed conducted an open interview where the Honeyfeed community asked the author of "I’m Taking Revenge for My Murdered Classmates Using Weapons Made from Their Souls", Akiraizun, all about his literary work, writing tips, and about his writing journey as a Japanese light novelist.
We hope this interview encourages many to start writing their very own light novel in English!
Have you read any "Original English" web/light novels, like those posted on Honeyfeed? If so, do you find anything culturally different in them compared to Japanese Web/light novels?
Do you have a favorite character from your Classmates novel in Honeyfeed? Who is it and why?
Have you written other novels? If yes, have any of them been published as a Light Novel book in Japan?
As a Japanese light novelist, what do you think is the most important thing when writing an anime-like novel for the web?
I also try hard to write clearly.
How do you feel about your novel being in Honeyfeed and being read in English? Have you read our comments in Honeyfeed? Any words to us that follow you there?
How much time did you take to write your entire novel? Did you get any help writing it?
How do you get inspiration (to write your novel) and not lose your motivation? Any tips to help us writers get motivated to continue writing our stories when we get stuck?
Have you ever gotten higher education for writing or are you self-taught? How long have you been writing novels?
What is the best writing advice you can give us writers to keep our readers glued to our story?
What was the inspiration for all classmates' abilities? Would you go back and change any of them? Did you get inspired by superhero movies or anime?
The protagonist’s ability came to me naturally when I decided on a revenge story. For many of the other characters, I gave them abilities associated with their names. (Translator’s note: It’s not apparent in the English version, but many of the characters have somewhat “punny” names.)
We thank everyone who participated in this Honeyfeed interview event and we appreciate everyone for their question submission. We also thank the writer Akiraizun for having answered back to our web novel writing and reading community! With this interview, we hope that we inspired you to keep writing your web novel story or even create your very first story! What is important when writing is that you have fun writing stories that you like and start building your novel from there with tons of references to other amazing works of literature, anime, or movies that you also enjoyed.
Writing an interesting story can be difficult at times, but, like everything, the more you practice and put your creations out there, the better you will become! And what better place to start your writing journey than Honeyfeed!? We hope we can read your stories soon!