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3 Writing Tips from Ernest Hemingway

Write the truest thing you know.  If it is the truest sentence you can write, you will not need descriptive adjectives.

Write until you feel done for the day but always leave a next step, a next story for the following day.  Always leave something get up to write for.

When you are finished writing for the day, leave the writing alone.  Go for a walk, a nice dinner, read a good book, anything that keeps the story out of your mind.  Allow your subconscious to work on the story.

Reference: Hemingway, E. (1964) A Moveable Feast. New York. Scrivener Publishing Inc.


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Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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