Japan’s Mobile Phone Novel Craze

UnknownFrom my Wired article, posted yesterday:

Chaco types furiously on her cell phone keypad, stopping only to
take an occasional puff of her Seven Stars menthol cigarette. But she’s
not sending a text message. She’s writing a novel.

Chaco is becoming one of the most popular mobile phone novelists in
Japan. We don’t know much about her — except that she’s a
twenty-something Pisces from Osaka — but we do know that she can spit
out books faster than Danielle Steel. In the last 14 months, she wrote
five novels, including her best seller, What the Angel Gave Me, which has sold more than 1 million copies to date.

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  1. This is really interesting, do you know of any English novels that have been written in this manor, or have any of the Japanese books been translated?