What leads to Writing about my Experiences?

4 Oct

Doing a ‘Proust.’ published by Oosterman Treats Blog

https://oosterman.wordpress.com/2017/10/02/doing-a-proust/

The above was published on the 2nd of October 2017. It fascinated me to find out about the importance of Marcel Proust. I researched on the internet a bit about Marcel Proust and published here the things I found of special interest:

https://auntyuta.com/2017/10/04/source-marcel-proust-biography/

The following write-up I found very interesting:

“French novelist Marcel Proust was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. His books abandoned plot and dramatic action in favor of the narrator‘s descriptions of his experiences in the world.”

Well, it says that Proust’s books “abandoned plot and dramatic action  in favour of the   narrator’s description of his  experiences in the world.”

I reckon this is  exactly how I would like to be  able to write. I very much long to write about my experiences in this world. And I always only wanted to write for the followers of my blogs but also for my family and future descendants. I like the idea that family members, that come after me, can perhaps make themselves a picture of me as a person and the experiences in my life. I am 83 already. I published in my blogs whatever I have written so far. I hope my desire to write a bit more is strong enough to discipline me to actually do some  more writing during the time that is still left to me.

http://www.notablebiographies.com/knowledge/Marcel_Proust.html

4 Responses to “What leads to Writing about my Experiences?”

  1. gerard oosterman October 4, 2017 at 6:38 pm #

    You do what you feel you want to do and write about, Uta. I am sure your descendants will appreciate your efforts and cultural insights.

    • auntyuta October 4, 2017 at 8:34 pm #

      Thanks for the encouragement, dear Gerard. Much appreciated!

  2. Lew Bornmann October 5, 2017 at 1:22 am #

    You said you would very much long to write about your “experiences in this world”. Have you considered writing your autobiography? You indicate that Marcel Proust’s writing style is exactly how you would like to write but most followers of your Web postings will certainly agree you are an accomplished writer and should utilize whatever style is most comfortable rather than attempting to copy someone else’s.

    I personally believe no one should write their own autobiography until after they have died. Accepting the unfeasibility this presents, we are left with several alternatives. Never writing it (usually not a catastrophic loss). Leaving sufficient notes and papers for someone else to possibly write it following an appropriate interval after our death (not very dependable unless one is extremely notable). Or write it knowing it must be highly egocentrically biased (in other words: boring) and cannot include those events or occurrences immediately prior to our passing.

    Anyone who writes with the expectation of someone else finding their words worth reading has to have an inflated ego. Still, everyone hopes to gain some measure of immortality. An autobiography is basically an attempt to shape some future impression of what one has achieved.

    My advice — go for it.

  3. catterel October 5, 2017 at 8:40 pm #

    Get as much down in writing as you can, Uta and Peter. I think there will always be one or two (or maybe more) descendants who are interested to read about the lives of their forebears. My father managed to write a memoir of his first thirty years – a totally different world, and fascinating to relive it through his descriptions. I also managed to get down many of my mother’s memories in writing, and again it has been greatly enjoyed by her descendants. I don’t think it really matters whether we are gifted writers or not in such cases – it’s the experiences that count and I’m trying to put down some of my memories for my grandchildren to read when I’m gone. They may be surprised!

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