DJ Geribo

Author & Artist

The Write Place

On Being a Writer: Ernest Hemingway

The second writer whose advice and inspiration through an interview that I was interested in reading was Ernest Hemingway. I was hoping to find some words of wisdom and I was not disappointed. First, the interviewer shared a list of authors whose books filled Hemingway's book shelves: Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Stendhal, Mann, Joyce, de Maupassant, Turgenev, Flaubert, and Crane to name a few.

Writing advice was given freely and words that I intend to memorize and emulate follows: "When you walk into a room and get a certain feeling or emotion, remember back until you see exactly what it was that gave you the emotion. Remember what the noises and smells were and what was said. Then write it down, making it clear so the reader will see it too and have the same feeling you had. Watch people, observe. Try to put yourself in somebody else's head. If two people argue, don't think who is right and who is wrong. Think what both sides are...as a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.

When you write your object is to convey every sensation, sight, feeling, emotion to the reader.

Listen to Papa!

A Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction and recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Hemingway died at 61 from a gunshot wound (thought to be self-inflicted).

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