Ernest Hemingway’s 20 Quotes on Writing

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1. “In order to write about life first you must live it.”

2. “The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shockproof, shit detector.”

3. “It’s none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.”

4. “I would stand and look out over the roofs of Paris and think, “Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”

5. “There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it’s like Continue reading “Ernest Hemingway’s 20 Quotes on Writing”

The Writer With The Quickest Draw

How many Flashes are needed to change a light-bulb?…
One. It’s an easy task if you think about it… [anti-joke chicken]

Flash-fiction, sudden fiction, micro fiction, micro-story, short short, postcard fiction and short short story. All of these terms surmise something whose existence I was completely unaware of a few weeks ago.

For sale: baby shoes, never worn.

reportedly written by Ernest Hemingway

Supposedly, on a dare, Hemingway said he could create a short-story comprising only six words. A challenge self created, challenge accepted, challenge accomplished kind of situation. Among his peers he accomplished this incredible task of creating a story with a beginning, a middle and an ending. José Saramago couldn’t do that with thousands of words in his latest book and he’s a Nobel laureate. He wrote the beginning and some of the middle, but was unable create a proper ending. Dead people are so lazy sometimes.
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