About the AuthorKazuo Omura is an author living in Virginia with his dog and cat. He has previously worked as an amateur ghostwriter, he has decided to break out under his own name. His inspirations are from great authors like J. R. R. Tolkien, Diana Wynne Jones H. P. Lovecraft, and Edgar Allan Poe, as well as Japanese light novel authors such as Isuna Hasekura, Mamre Touno and Aneko Yusagi. He cites Kazuo Ishiguro as the author who made him want to start writing as a teen.
About AiogaraAiogara is Omura's love letter to fantasy novels, JRPGs and Japanese speculative fiction. Kazuo purposefully wrote in references to games, movies, and light novels he has read, but believe this does not diminish the value of his writing. He considers it important to acknowledge the inspirations of ideas, and thank those authors who came before him.
For Aspiring AuthorsKazuo Omura has advice for aspiring authors, young and old who have not gotten started. "Write down a list of 10 elements you want your novel to have. Then draft a basic plot. Write a few sample chapters covering the scenes you want to depict. Set it aside, and come back to it about a week later, review what you did and rewrite it to sound better. And then ask yourself, honestly, if you can commit to the months of writing, revision and more. If the answer is yes, go for it, with my blessing."