Time to Write Now By Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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William Faulkner Quote About Competing With Yourself

 

 

 

Nobel laureate William Faulkner believed it was impossible for an author to write a perfect story. He admitted he never was satisfied with his work. It always could be better.

In a 1956 interview with Faulkner in The Paris Review, he  said about being a novelist:

“Ninety-nine percent talent … ninety-nine percent discipline … ninety-nine percent work. He must never be satisfied with what he does. It never is as good as it can be done. Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”

Rather than compare our work to accomplished, prize winning authors, competing with ourselves is more productive.  How can I make this piece better? Is this story better than the previous one I wrote?

I’ve won awards for several short stories, yet when I reread them, I cringe because I find ways I could revise them. Never being satisfied with our writing is a good thing according to Faulkner because we will continue to improve our craft.

 

Julaina Kleist-Corwin

#1 Amazon bestseller Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans

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Vision Quote By Alina Vincent

Alina Vincent at Business Success Edge says,

 

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”

 

 

What is your vision?

 

Julaina Kleist-Corwin

#1 Amazon Bestselling Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans

Written Across the Genres

 

A Small Quote With A Big Message

 

 

 

 

 

This quote may look small, but it’s message is huge.

I wish it for all of you. Thank you for reading my posts.

 

Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans

Written Across the Genres

 

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