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Beginning to Write Fiction

This blog languished this semester while I taught fiction and forged through another workshop and a composition pedagogy class. But here is what I learned: 315 more words

Quote, Unquote : Ernest Hemingway

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

So What is The Great Conversation?

One of the most rewarding things about reading books is that eventually they start talking with one another. At first, a story stands on its own merits, but then comparisons begin forming of their own accord. 432 more words

Ernest Hemingway

In Search of a Theory of Aesthetics

I was learning from the painting of Cezanne that made writing simple true sentences far from enough to make the stories have the dimensions that I was trying to put in them.   332 more words


The wreck of his life

Earlier this week, someone in a writers group I attend asked me where do I get the ideas I write about. My answer was a paraphrase of something Hemingway wrote to Fitzgerald. 66 more words