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How To Own Your Story →

'One of our biggest obstacles to overcome as writers is fear. We have enough holding us back. I love this quote by Stephen King:

“I have spent a good many years sincetoo many, I thinkbeing ashamed about what I write. I think I was forty before I realized that almost every writer of fiction or poetry who has ever published a line has been accused by someone of wasting his or her God-given talent. If you write (or paint or dance or sculpt or sing, I suppose), someone will try to make you feel lousy about it, that’s all.”

Well said, Stephen, but it is easier said than done.

Try this exercise if you want to find out how to own your story.

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Quotable - Doris Lessing, born 22 October 1919, died 17 November 2013

Quotable - Doris Lessing, born 22 October 1919, died 17 November 2013

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Happy Birthday, Ivan Bunin, born 22 October 1870, died 8 November 1953
Five Quotes
Life, arguably, is given to one only as a weapon for one’s contest with death, which man has to fight even beyond his grave. Death steals his name, yet he writes it on a cross or on a gravestone. She shrouds his lifetime with darkness, but again he resurrects his name using a written word.
It’s a terrible thing to say, but it’s the truth: if it were not for the misfortunes of the folk, thousands of our intellectuals would be profoundly unhappy people. What else would they have cried and written about? Without the folk, life would not have been life for them.
Words are one thing, deeds are quite another.
Everybody tends to read The Life of Arseniev as the account of my own life. That is not so. Reality is something that I am totally incapable of writing about directly. Even the heroine here is cooked up. But so immersed into her being I was that I came to believe in her, as if she were a real person, and so strong was that belief that I that couldn’t help crying as I was writing about her. She visited me in dreams, even.
Such things and deeds as are not written down are covered with darkness, and given over to the sepulchre of oblivion.
Bunin was the first Russian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was known for his short novels, The Village and Dry Valley, and his novel The Life of Arseniev. 
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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

Happy Birthday, Ivan Bunin, born 22 October 1870, died 8 November 1953

Five Quotes

  1. Life, arguably, is given to one only as a weapon for one’s contest with death, which man has to fight even beyond his grave. Death steals his name, yet he writes it on a cross or on a gravestone. She shrouds his lifetime with darkness, but again he resurrects his name using a written word.
  2. It’s a terrible thing to say, but it’s the truth: if it were not for the misfortunes of the folk, thousands of our intellectuals would be profoundly unhappy people. What else would they have cried and written about? Without the folk, life would not have been life for them.
  3. Words are one thing, deeds are quite another.
  4. Everybody tends to read The Life of Arseniev as the account of my own life. That is not so. Reality is something that I am totally incapable of writing about directly. Even the heroine here is cooked up. But so immersed into her being I was that I came to believe in her, as if she were a real person, and so strong was that belief that I that couldn’t help crying as I was writing about her. She visited me in dreams, even.
  5. Such things and deeds as are not written down are covered with darkness, and given over to the sepulchre of oblivion.

Bunin was the first Russian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was known for his short novels, The Village and Dry Valley, and his novel The Life of Arseniev

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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

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