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Undine Zimmer

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Undine Zimmer, geboren 1979, studierte in ihrer Heimatstadt Berlin Skandinavistik, Neuere Deutsche Literatur und Publizistik in Berlin. Für ihre Reportage „Meine Hartz-IV Familie“, erschienen im Zeitmagazin, war sie 2012 in der Kategorie Essay für den Henri-Nannen-Preis nominiert. 2013 erschien ihr erstes Buch im S. Fischer Verlag „Nicht von schlechten Eltern. Meine Hartz-IV Familie.“ Der Veröffentlichung folgte eine umfangreiche Resonanz in Presse, Hörfunk und Fernsehen sowie Einladungen bundesweit und nach Österreich und England. Sie war 2013 Kolumnistin der Sonntaz für die vierwöchige Rubrik „Was der Kühlschrank hergibt“. Sie arbeitet zur Zeit hauptberuflich als Arbeitsvermittlerin.

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Undine Zimmer A writer's block for me is about the fear of failing and embarrassing myself. Two minutes ago I thought I had a good idea, suddenly it seems stupid an…moreA writer's block for me is about the fear of failing and embarrassing myself. Two minutes ago I thought I had a good idea, suddenly it seems stupid and irrelevant. Then I feel that everybody else would be able to do it better than I ever could. I am caged in my own shell. I can´t even start. I judge myself before I can write down a single letter. Every word I write feels banal and stiff.
So what I do is this: I watch a movie or series about a creative and productive person I admire until I adapt the mood and I can write again. The writer's block loosens the moment I stop comparing myself and my work with others. When I forget the outside world and just allow myself to like what I am doing. When I forget about trying to achieve something important, qualitative and final. (less)
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„Ein paar kleine Unternehmungen stärken uns für den Alltag…“

Ich fühle, dass ich dazugehöre, wenn ... "wenn ich ernst genommen und verstanden werde gerade in der momentanen Situation."

Seit sechs Jahren bin ich jedes Jahr einmal zu Gast auf der Karlshöhe Ludwigsburg. Manchmal stelle ich meinen Teilnehmer*Innen auch Fragen. Diesmal ging es um Teilhaben und Dazugehören.

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Undine The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories

Favorit Stories: "I kill for money" and "even artichokes have doubts"

Favorit Quotes:
"How can I chance the world as a twenty-one- or twenty-two-year-old?" she said. " I know that´s a very pessimistic view, but I don´t feel like I have enough knowledge or experience to step into those shoes."

"Everything seemed worthy of retelling and I´d struggle to stop stories before I started."

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