Happy Snow Day, everyone! Kim and I hope you’re warm and snuggly somewhere with a hot drink and a book. What are you reading? Kafka? Woolf? Austen? Did you know Kafka usually wrote through the night? Or that Woolf wrote for two-and-a-half hours every morning? Austen liked to imagine her characters living and working and breathing beyond her books. You can learn all of this and more in writer Jack Milgram’s latest and greatest infographic! Continue reading “Link of the Week | “20 Quirks & Strange Habits, the Weird Side of Famous Writers””
“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast
Have you ever wondered how Ernest Hemingway became such a famous and acclaimed writer? What about his work touched the hearts and minds of millions of readers, even decades after his death? The Larry W. Phillips’ book, Ernest Hemingway on Writing,has shared some insight into the fiction-writing formula of one of the great American writers. Below are Hemingway’s Seven-Fiction Writing Tips, to help young writers and reading aficionados:
1: To get started, write one true sentence.
2: Always stop for the day while you still know what will happen next.
3: Never think about the story when you’re not working.
4: When it’s time to work again, always start by reading what you’ve written so far.
5: Don’t describe an emotion — make it.
6: Use a pencil.
7: Be brief.