Posts tagged ‘Ernest Hemingway’

July 18, 2010

My inspiration

The hardest thing in the world to do is to write straight, honest prose on human beings. First you have to know the subject; then you have to know how to write. Both take a lifetime to learn… As a writer, you should not judge. You should understand.

from By-line by Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway while in Cuba. Much of how he feels about writing is how I feel about writing. I just finished a book that is a collection of his sayings about being a writer, so I decided to do this tribute to him. I can't tell you how much I use his advice and how much his style and ideas have influenced mine.