Hemingway’s Four Amazing Rules for Writing

One of America’s greatest writers. Ernest Hemingway followed four basic steps to better writing. He urged others to follow them too. I’m, going to share them here, along with my own notes about what he meant.

Ernest Hemingway was a powerful original writer, and anyone who puts words to paper can benefit from learning about his writing style. He was such an excellent writer that it’s, easy to get lost in the stories and forget to look at their construction.

He’s; best known for the Sun, Also Rises for whom the bells tolled, the Old Man and the sea and the snows of Kilimanjaro. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and the Nobel Prize for fiction in 1954. What Hemingway says applies to all kinds of writing fiction and nonfiction and any kind of media whether you’re writing books, brochures or for the internet.

Hemingway was best known for his sparse, dynamic writing style. He learned that style at his first job as a reporter for the Kansas City. Star here are the writing principles. He applied to all of his work.

Hemingway said: use short sentences. If you look at 18th and 19th century books, you & # 39. Ll see that the pages are filled with long sentences and paragraphs extend over many pages. Oscar Wilde’s. The Picture of Dorian Gray comes to mind.

The second paragraph of that book contains a single sentence. That is 127 words long well. Hemingway was instrumental in changing that tedious style in the 20th century. He applied a journalistic style to literary work.

Hemingway said, use short first paragraphs people are reading more than ever. Thanks to the Internet, however, the Internet is the source of a lot of bad reading habits. People are more likely to graze than actually read.

You must grab their attention instantly if you want them to read all that, you have to say how long should the first paragraph be well, the three to five sentence range is probably best. Besides being short, your first paragraph needs to grab your readers attention.

They will not continue if you do not arrest their attention in that first paragraph, once you’re happy with your opening paragraph edit it some more a polished first paragraph is so important that it deserves all the time you can give.

It Hemingway said: use vigorous English. What’s, the source of vigorous language? Well, it Springs from the passion you have for your topic to be in vigorous language must be highly focused. How do you achieve that? Well, it’s, not in the writing.

It’s in the rewriting of your work. Hemingway wrote his brother when he completed the old man in the sea. He told him he had revised and honed the story so thoroughly that he did not believe there was a single wasted word in the entire book.

Well, today, too many writers think only in terms of completing the first draft. Once it’s finished, they think their work is done. Well, that’s. Far from the truth, after the first draft is completed, the real writing begins.

Your work is transformed in the revisions. You do Hemingway said be positive, not negative. What does that mean? Well, he was saying that writers need to be thoughtful about the words they use in particular write what something is rather than what it is not, for example, instead of saying inexpensive, say, economical instead of saying my experience.

Wasn’t bad say my experience was good. Such directness enhances all writing the best. Writing is positive. Even when discussing negative things, virtually all negative thoughts can be translated to place.

The emphasis on the positive, a different mindset is required for positive writing and that may be a major shift in thinking for some writers. In later years, Hemingway talked about these four Kansas City, Star principles.

For good writing. He said those were the best I ever learned for the writing business. I’ve, never forgotten them, no person with any talent who feels and writes truly about the thing he is trying to say can fail to write well if he abides with them.

So go ahead feel free to use Hemingway’s. Four amazing rules of writing. Thank you for watching this video. I hope it helps you on your writing journey. No matter what kind of writing you’re doing. Can I ask a paper? First, subscribe to my channel by clicking on the circle, also click the bell to get new videos.

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