Saturday, November 07, 2009

Ah, Hemingway Always Has Something to Say

"It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write.
Let them think you were born that way."
—Ernest Hemingway

I have mixed feelings about this one.

On the one hand, I think I was born to write. (Not that I was born a great writer, mind you, just that writing is something I was born needing to do.) Then again, I feel like I'm always fighting that perception that writing doesn't take practice . . . or continued study . . . or work.

Can't argue with Hemingway's sentiment, though. Makes me laugh.

Any thoughts out there?

1 comment:

david oneal said...

ernie was never knows when that passion will grab hold of us..when it does, it never let's that frenzy, we learn from all sides..

i'm like u..born to write..started at eight..didn't do it professionally until 15 yrs ago..