5 Very Ernest Writing Tips


That’s “Ernest” as in Ernest Hemingway, one of the last writers to rule not only over the literary world but also the bestseller lists. His wisdom works whether you’re writing prose fiction, TV, or even those strange, obsolete old things called films.

From Ernie’s earnest lips to our big ears:

  1. Don’t describe an emotion, create it
  2. Don’t think about your story when you’re not writing it
  3. Stop each workday while you know what happens next
  4. Feelling blocked? Write one sentence you know to be true
  5. Keep it short

Hemingway left a lot of good behind for future generations of writers, and, yes, you can find more of his wisdom all over the web. Here’s one good place to start.