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  • http://www.fromnothingcomics.com/ Steve Crespo

    Brilliant!

  • http://JonDHarrison.com/ Jonathan Harrison

    Papercut?
    In all seriousness, great quote.

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      If it’s a papercut, that’s the worst kind of pain

  • http://forthisisthetime.com/ Esther Aspling

    Wow, I’ve never heard that one, but man is it true! I love this!

    I have a friend who had to get counseling because writing was causing depression, it’s definitely not for the faint of heart.

    http://forthisisthetime.com

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      Oh, ouch. That’s tough to hear about your friend. Hope she’s doing better.

  • Peter G

    As per the latest U.S. emergency room statistics, this particular quote by Hemingway still causes the highest number of self-inflicted cut injuries of aspiring blonde writers. On the upside, it keeps typewriter manufacturers from going out of business entirely.

    • http://www.danerickson.net/ Dan Erickson

      I’m going out to purchase another typewriter today because my old one is all tainted.

  • http://www.danerickson.net/ Dan Erickson

    Great quote. There’s a page on FB, I think it’s called, “writing to freedom,” that posts several great writing quotes every day. I often share them on my FB page.

  • http://theoldadam.wordpress.com/ Steve Martin

    What’s a typewriter?

    • http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/ Matt McWilliams

      I’ve heard of them. I think they played 8 tracks.

      • http://theoldadam.wordpress.com/ Steve Martin

        Yes, Matt! It’s all coming back to me now. I’m going to make a Mimeograph of this post, lest I forget.

        • http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/ Matt McWilliams

          Indeed. You can telegraph a description of it to me.

          • http://theoldadam.wordpress.com/ Steve Martin

            LOL!

            Nice one!

          • http://JonDHarrison.com/ Jonathan Harrison

            Can someone fax me a copy of this?
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            Oh, wait…hold on, why do we still have the fax machine?

  • http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/ Matt McWilliams

    His typewriter must have had sharp keys.

    That being said, it’s so true. I asked a friend of mine what made a post get 10 comments vs. what made it get 40-50. He said the ones that got the most were the ones I got the most naked. Not the ones I pretended to have it all together.

    • http://www.leavingconformitycoaching.com/ Randy Crane

      I think sometimes non-writers think it’s difficult–and they’re right, but not in the way they think. For me, it’s not the mechanics or usually even the ideas. It’s the vulnerability and risk.

      • http://theordainedbarista.com/ Barry Hill

        Randy— Oh man! You hit the nail on the head. It’s no doubt difficult to have BIC (But In Chair) time as a writer, but it pails in comparison to being honest with yourself and your audience.

  • Russell Jeffares

    Sounds like sermon prep.

  • kevin kirkpatrick

    You just can’t beat Hemingway. And it was true in his case. I wish more writers would “bleed” while they write. I feel many writers are checking their email constantly for notice that their advance was approved before they write.

    • http://theordainedbarista.com/ Barry Hill

      Don’t tell F. Scott Fitzgerald! :)