Hemingway on Writing

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My favorite quotes from this book are:

All good books are alike in that they are truer then if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorses and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was.

As a man you know who is right and who is wrong.  You have to make decisions and enforce them.  As a writer you should not judge.  You should understand.

Be a Transparent Writer

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Why is being transparent vital for a writer?

  • When you are transparent in your writing, the readers can feel it.
  • They know you are being real with them.
  • They can see your failures and your successes.
  • They can find motivation and inspiration in your writing.
  • They can relate to you as a writer and as a human being.

If you know of other reasons why transparency is important, please share them in the comment section.

 

 

 

Writings About Writing

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside. – Maya Angelou

There is nothing to writing.  All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.  – Earnest Hemingway

If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write.  – Stephen King

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.  – Henry David Thoreau

I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.  – Anne Frank

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.  – William Wordsworth