Hemingway's Writing Tip That Will Save You Time and Energy | Inc.com
"What was true of him as a boy was true of him in middle life: he was at once older and younger than the average man of his years. . . . He had experienced enough new impressions to last him for life; he realized that new ones would merely disturb him.”
“Come with me this morning to the church within our hearts, where the bells are always ringing, and the preacher whose name is Love — shall intercede for us!”
Among the interesting titbits is how he goes about publishing his books -- certainly not the way things are done ... anywhere else ?
He won’t accept advances, he says, because he wants the freedom of writing whatever he wants for whomever he chooses. He finishes a novel, loads it onto a USB stick and hands it over to the publisher of his choice.Good to see his translation-enthusiasm, too -- "the key to his intuition as a fiction writer":
“I just visit some publisher and say, ‘Here is my fiction’. The publisher is so surprised! They’re happy, I’m happy. I like to be free. I have my own right to give it to anybody.”
“I learned so many things from translation”, he says. “In writing there is a kind of secret to it. So when you do the translating, you can catch the secret. For instance, you translate The Great Gatsby. There are so many secrets for writing in that book, and you can catch them. If you just read that book, you can feel those secrets but you cannot catch them. But if you translate, it’s the ultimate close reading.”
Buy a cat, stay up late, don’t drink: top 10 writers’ tips on writing
Over the past year, Helen Gordon and I have been putting together Being a Writer, a collection of musings, tips and essays from some of our favourite authors about the business of writing, ranging from the time of Samuel Johnson and Grub Street, to the age of Silicon Roundabout and Lorrie Moore.
Conversely, it also became apparent that alongside all this variety of approach, there are certain ideas and pieces of advice that many writers hold in common. In an 1866 letter to Mrs Brookfield, Charles Dickens suggests that: “You constantly hurry your narrative ... by telling it, in a sort of impetuous breathless way, in your own person, when the people [characters] should tell it and act it for themselves.” Basically: SHOW DON’T TELL. Three words that will be familiar to anyone who has sat in a 21st-century creative writing class
Age has nothing to do with it.
We are all in this the line without realizing it.
We never know how many people are before us. We can not move to the back of the line.
We can not step out of the line.
We can not avoid the line.
Make moments count.
Make a difference.
Make the call.
Make the time.
Make your gifts known.
Make a nobody feel like a somebody.
Make your voice heard.
Make the small things big.
Make someone smile.
Make the change.
Make yourself a priority.
Make sure to tell your people they are loved.
Make sure to have no regrets.
Make sure you are ready.
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