A Korean writer has penned an essay for the first time about her thoughts about writing, writing in general and writing in Korea.
In her essay, Yoo-Jin Lee writes that she started to write professionally in 2010, after being diagnosed with stage four breast cancer.
She writes that in a way, she felt like a child, and that she felt ashamed of the writing that she was doing at the time.
She wrote: “The most difficult part of my career was that my body was getting weaker, and I was losing the will to keep writing.”
She says she felt that it was impossible to write when the body was weak.
She added: “I wanted to write more than I wanted to be alive, and not just because it was an opportunity to write but because I wanted people to be able to read my work.
I wanted the world to be a better place.”
It’s been five years since Yoo, now 27, began writing professionally, and she says writing has become more meaningful to her.
She said: “Writing is an activity that is deeply connected to my body.
I cannot go back to the way I was before and it’s impossible for me to write like I used to.
I write to tell the story of my life and to help others live better lives.” “
The only thing that I have left is the words I write.
I write to tell the story of my life and to help others live better lives.”
The author of the essay has also written a book about her experiences with cancer and a number of books on the subject.
“My story is a lot more relatable to many Korean people than the stories of those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, which I found distressing and difficult,” she said.
Yoo says that she also wrote the essay for herself, so it is something that she will write about more frequently.
“I hope to be remembered by the people who love and respect me the most, as well as the people that I am writing about,” she added.
You can read more about Yoo’s story on her website.
Topics: disabilities, human-interest, arts-and-entertainment, human, writing, korea First posted November 13, 2018 07:36:35 Contact Yoo Yoo