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.


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