It’s like this: in me there’s a story that wants to be told. It is my end; I am its means. If I can keep myself, my ego, my wishes and opinions, my mental junk, out of the way and find the focus of the story, and follow the movement of the story, the story will tell itself.

– Ursula K. Le Guin, Steering the Craft

2 thoughts on “self-control

    • For me, it’s hard to tell who is doing the possessing sometimes. For some stories, I’m wrangling it to the page. For others, it feels like it just pours out from somewhere else and I’m the channel. :shrug:

      The part of the quote I relate to most is really the mental junk thing. Getting all of my own stuff out of the way so that I can get the story onto the page.


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