A Little Hemingway for Today

From one of my favorite books: A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway

“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.”
-Hemingway (A Moveable Feast)

 

Favorite Writing Tip

Today’s post will be a little different. Instead of me posting a Writing Tip of the Day, I thought I’d try something new and ask you: “What’s your favorite writing tip/advice?

I’ll start. My favorite writing tip is from Ernest Hemingway:
Use short sentences.

Plain and simple. So, what’s yours?

What’s your favorite book and why?

I’d like to know what your favorite book is (if you have more than one, that’s cool too) and tell me why. What makes it stand out from all the other books? Why do you like it?

My favorite book is The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain.

I love this book because the author does a superb job capturing the life of Ernest Hemingway during his time in Paris in the 1920’s, with his wife Hadley.

This book made me fall in love with Hemingway and Hadley. I feel like I got to know Hemingway, Hadley and the rest of The Lost Generation. This book showed me how much work Hemingway put into his words. How he toiled and gave his passion for writing his all. That inspires me. It reminds me that writing is hard work. Writing is passion. And as life goes on, through all the ups and downs, if you want to become a writer—there are no excuses. A writer keeps on writing…no matter what.

It’s your turn. What’s your favorite book and why?

What’s your favorite book and why?

I’d like to know what your favorite book is (if you have more than one, that’s cool too) and tell me why. What makes it stand out from all the other books? Why do you like it?

My favorite book is The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain.

I love this book because the author does a superb job capturing the life of Ernest Hemingway during his time in Paris in the 1920’s, with his wife Hadley.

This book made me fall in love with Hemingway and Hadley. I feel like I got to know Hemingway, Hadley and the rest of The Lost Generation. This book showed me how much work Hemingway put into his words. How he toiled and gave his passion for writing his all. That inspires me. It reminds me that writing is hard work. Writing is passion. And as life goes on, through all the ups and downs, if you want to become a writer—there are no excuses. A writer keeps on writing…no matter what.

It’s your turn. What’s your favorite book and why?