July 02, 2013

Writing is hard Ctd with Ernest Hemingway


I produced the illustration of Mr Hemingway that you can see above recently with a comforting quote that soothes the disgruntled writer, blogger and other word maker:
"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at the typewriter and bleed."
Powerful and emotive language that tells us even Nobel Prize winning writers struggle to put words onto paper. Then just as I was coming to publish this I came across a Brainpickings blog post by Maria Popova, 'Work Alone: Ernest Hemingway’s 1954 Nobel Acceptance Speech.' The stand out quote was the below. Not only is writing hard; it can be and often is a lonely process:
“Writing, at its best, is a lonely life.”
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