Advice from Papa: A Writing Prompt

Some of Hemingway's best writing advice is featured over at BrainPickings. Here's one tidbit that comes with a prompt built in: Listen now. When people talk listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen. Nor do they observe. You should be able to go into a room and when … Continue reading Advice from Papa: A Writing Prompt

Seeing a Thing a Thousand Times: A Writing Prompt

There’s a certain grain of stupidity a writer of fiction can hardly do without, and this is the quality of having to stare, of not getting the point at once. The longer you look at one object, the more you see the world in it; and it’s well to remember that the serious fiction writer … Continue reading Seeing a Thing a Thousand Times: A Writing Prompt