The Best Intellectual Training For a Writer According to Ernest Hemingway

INTERVIEWER What would you consider the best intellectual training for the would-be writer? HEMINGWAY Let’s say that he should go out and hang himself because he finds that writing well is impossibly difficult. Then he should be cut down without mercy and forced by his own self to write as well as he can for … Continue reading The Best Intellectual Training For a Writer According to Ernest Hemingway

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10 Writing Tips From Ernest Hemingway, God Bless Him

Want some advice from one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, a man who almost got blown to bits during WWI, hunted lions for sport, survived two consecutive plane crashes, had four wives, and blew out his brains? 1 “Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you … Continue reading 10 Writing Tips From Ernest Hemingway, God Bless Him

Is Writing a Vice or a Virtue?

When you write at your leisure, when the children are asleep or in the evenings after work, and you do it because putting words on paper improves your disposition, without caring too much how good your writing is because you don’t plan to show it to anyone anyway, all is well. But when you isolate … Continue reading Is Writing a Vice or a Virtue?