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Writer Ha wann

 

2021.07.05

 

 

Please introduce yourself to our readers.

 

Hello. I am illustrator and essayist Ha wann.

 

When did you start writing?

 

I probably began writing in earnest after graduating from college. I was unemployed for three years. At that time, I wanted to become a writer, though I had no idea how to go about it. So, I just wrote a novel by myself. After 3 years, I quit writing. In fact, I thought that I didn't have the talent and that I wasn't really good at writing. So I got a job. But I wrote again. I didn't know I would publish a book.

 

What made you leave the company?

 

People think about quitting after joining a company. So from the moment I joined the company. I think I kept contemplating quitting. But the reason why I eventually decided to leave was I was tired. I was tired of this life. I had a strong desire to want to take a break. I left the company without giving it too much thought.

 

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I Almost Lived Diligently

 

 

How did you come up with the title of the book?

 

Doing nothing at home after leaving the company. I suddenly thought "this is so good!" I had been struggling, working two jobs, thinking that’s what I ought to do. But suddenly I stopped. Those were good days. So, I thought, 'What if I had lived so diligently?'. And so I considered writing a series on the subject. And that's how I came up with the title: I Almost Lived Diligently (Woongjin ThinkBig Co., Ltd.).

 

Where do you usually get inspiration?

 

Most of my writing is based on topics from daily life. Everyone around me are “Materials.” They inspire my writing.

 

How do you work?

 

I sit in front of my desk and pull my hair. Writing comes out like this. And I keep fixing what I have written. It's a normal and boring process.

 

Do you have any future goals?

 

I don't have a specific goal. But I think: 'I hope I can have fun, day by day.'

 


Ha wann's Reading a line from - I Almost Lived Diligently

When you say ‘a chicken instead of a turkey,’ it seems like you got something less.
When we say ‘a fried chicken instead of a turkey,’ the story is different.
Because we love friend chicken.
I am so excited that I want to open a can of beer right now.
Now our life is fried chicken.
There is no reason not to be happy.

I always thought my life was unhappy. Because I don’t have as much as others. I don’t have any more talent than others. But as I stopped I started to look at my life again. I realized that my life can be a very happy and enjoyable. So you too. Don’t look at the bad side. Keep looking for a good side. I think you can be happy too.

 

 

* The interview and video were produced as a part of the K-Book Online Marketing Support Project of the Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea (KPIPA).

 

 


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