Quotes on Writing: Ernest Hemingway “Learn to Write”
Learning to Write
Nobody’s born knowing how to write; we all have to learn how to do it. Yet the myth persists that people who write well (or do anything well) are endowed with special talent. They are the chosen ones.
This idea that ability or success relies entirely on talent is silly. Talent is helpful, sure. But the best and most successful authors study, practice, and learn. They develop good habits and commit to the craft. They work hard. It’s as simple as that.
We tend to look at successful people and believe they made it overnight, and that’s not limited to how we see authors. We see wildly successful people enjoying the fruits of their labor but what we don’t see is the labor itself–the struggles and the many failures they endured to get to where they are now.
What struggles and failures have you encountered on your writing journey? Have ever given up or almost given up? What made you stay the coarse?