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Writers such as J. Salinger and Ray Bradbury have claimed Hemingway as an influence. Want to become a writer? Get our free step guide to becoming a writer here and accomplish your dream today.
Click here to download your guide instantly. In college, I read Faulkner, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy and all the other writers infamous among college students everywhere.
The authors, if I had imagined them, were like statues in some museum, old cracked marble missing limbs, dust piled atop their heads. They were empty-eyed faces carved into cathedral stone, looking down on us to make sure we knew their names.
If we misremembered, they would denounce us before God at those golden gates. I saw Hemingway drinking cups of French coffee at a cafe with black and white pictures on the wall, writing slowly, with lots of crossouts.
I saw him with his sacked lunch, made by his loving first wife Hadley, drinking out of a thermos did they have those in the s? He had intense blue eyes. Writers, I realized, were somehow not part of the evil plan hatched by professors to torture their students, but real people, with real ambitions and insecurities.
Or even just an enjoyable afternoon. There is a great continuum in this art form, an inheritance that every writer can and should apprentice themselves to.
But there is a divergence in Hemingway. He looked to a painter to transform his work. He studied them, and invited the artist to influence his writing. What did Hemingway learn from Cezanne?
I wish I were more of an expert in art, but I do know Cezanne believed in using big bold brush strokes. His painting of Saint Victoire mountains could have been done with on an iPhone. Strong strokes construct the landscape like Lincoln logs. Hemingway believed each word was a brush stroke on the page.
He used few adjectives. His prose is full of action, not decor, and so when an occasional bit of color is revealed, it fills in the whole image. The good news is, Hemingway had lots of advice for other writers. Which of his tips will you try in your writing next?
You have always written before and you will write now. All You Need to Write Is… The blue-backed notebooks, the two pencils and the pencil sharpener a pocket knife was too wastefulthe marble topped tables, the smell of early morning, sweeping out and mopping, and luck were all you needed.
Write the truest sentence that you know. It was easy then because there was always one true sentence that I knew or had seen or had heard someone say. Cut Out the Ornamentation If I started to write elaborately, or like someone introducing or presenting something, I found that I could cut that scrollwork or ornament out and throw it away and start with the first true simple declarative sentence I had written.
That way my subconscious would be working on it and at the same time I would be listening to other people and noticing everything. I was trying to do this all the time I was writing, and it was good and severe discipline. I was learning very much from him but I was not articulate enough to explain it to anyone.
Besides it was a secret. Exercise It was necessary to get exercise, to be tired in the body, and it was very good to make love with whom you loved. That was better than anything. But afterwards, when you were empty, it was necessary to read in order not to think or worry about your work until you could do it again.
Never Empty the Well of Your Writing I had learned already never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.
If you kept thinking about it, you would lose the thing that you were writing before you could go on with it the next day. Let the Pressure Build When I had to write it, then it would be the only thing to do and there would be no choice.Scrolling may not be the ideal way to navigate a text as long and dense as Moby Dick, but the New York Times, Washington Post, ESPN and other media outlets have created beautiful, highly visual.
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Why I Write, the essay of George Orwell. First published: summer by/in Gangrel, GB, London to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing. But I could not do the work of writing a book, or even a long magazine article, if it were not also an aesthetic experience. and it raises in a new way the problem of truthfulness.
The longer I stayed in ‘the game,’ the clearer it became to me why other people acted the way they did in relationships. After playing the game for long enough, we all inevitably start to wonder if we’re the only honest player left. actually.
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