Ernest Hemingway’s Seven Tips For Writing Fiction

Ernest_Hemingway_Writing_at_Campsite_in_Kenya325pxBeginning writers typically seek out advice from the masters of the craft to try and learn the secrets of writing successfully. Books like “On Writing” by Stephen King, “Zen in the Art of Writing” by Ray Bradbury and others are among the most-used titles on my bookshelves.

So big thanks to my brother for pointing out this site that lists Seven Tips From Ernest Hemingway on How to Write Fiction to me. As I told my brother, I’ve never seen this kind of list from Hemingway and the author of the post points out that this is because it is compiled from his personal letters to friends, personal journals and various separate articles he had written over the years.

I can say that numbers 2 and 4 are pretty much standard advice for writers, at least in most of the books, articles and websites I’ve studied.

Number 7 is, of course, one of the hallmarks of Hemingway’s style of writing.

If you’re interested in writing then advice from the masters is what you should be seeking, and Hemingway is most assuredly a master to look into.


About The Word Of Jeff

I'm a freelance writer and blogger who has written for, among others, Tribune Media Services, Suite101 and Athena Guides. As an intrepid traveler I have chronicled some of my travels at The Verbal Vagabond, my travel blog. And, being an avid amateur photographer, I also have a photography blog spotlighting photos I have taken of areas around my hometown at Postcards From Maggie Valley. Speaking of Maggie Valley, that is where my wife, our Golden Retriever/Border Collie mix, Bella, our Orange Tabby, Tigger and I live in a log cabin on a mountain in Western North Carolina, just at the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I enjoy hiking, camping, art, travel, photography (as mentioned above), and an occasional glass of good wine while reading or writing in front of the fireplace.
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