Monday, January 10, 2011

Hemingway and Writing

“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know.”

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

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

"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end."

"All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time."


Ernest Hemingway claimed he could write a great story in six words or less.

His story:

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