Saturday, 17 March, 2012

When you wish you had written it….

"Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know. So finally I would write one true sentence, and then go on from there. It was easy then because there was always one true sentence that I knew or had seen or had heard someone say. If I started to write elaborately, or like someone introducing or presenting something, I found that I could cut the scrollwork or ornament out and throw it away and start with the first true simple declarative sentence I had written."
- Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast.

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