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Skrivetips

“There is nothing to writing” skrev Hemingway. “All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

Jeg har funnet noen skrivetips fra selveste Hemingway, og jeg synes de er dritgode. Her følger lista. Hvis du må velge deg bare et av tipsene; hvilket blir det? Og hvorfor?

1 Start with the simplest things
2 Boil it down
3 Know what to leave out
4 Write the tip of the ice-berg, leave the rest under the water
5 Watch what happens today
6 Write what you see
7 Listen completely
8 Write when there is something you know, and not before
9 Look at words as if seeing them for the first time
10 Use the most conventional punctuation you can
11 Ditch the dictionary
12 Distrust adjectives
13 Learn to write a simple declarative sentence
14 Tell a story in six words
15 Write poetry into prose
16 Read everything so you know what you need to beat
17 Don’t try to beat Shakespeare
18 Accept that writing is something you can never do as well as it can be done
19 Go fishing in summer
20 Don’t drink when you’re writing
21 Finish what you start
22 Don’t worry. You’ve written before and you will write again
23 Forget posterity. Think only of writing truly
24 Write as well as you can with no eye on the market
25 Write clearly – and people will know if you are being true
26 Just write the truest sentence that you know
27 Remember that nobody really knows or understands the secret

– Ernest Hemingway

(Min kilde er her. Jeg har kikket litt rundt. Jeg tror ikke Hemingway har laget denne lista selv, det er det noen andre som har gjort. Sitatene er derimot hentet fra Hemingway, men flere av sitatene er egentlig lenger/tatt ut av en sammenheng. Kildekritisk hilsen fra Knirk)

God helg!

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vampyr_dracula1I The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, snakker Pippa med en venn som er forfatter.

Jeg-personen er Pippa:

«What would you change about yourself if you could?» I asked softly, leaping, I knew, forward, toward him. He thought for a few seconds. «I would be less of an observer. I’m sick of being the specter at the feast. You see, Pippa, I’m one of those unlucky beings who don’t fully exist. I live off other people. But all writers are vampires, hasn’t Herb told you that?»           s. 160.

All writers are vampires – suger fra andres liv – evig observatør til andres liv. Også en måte å se på forfatteren.

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