Thursday, December 13, 2007

What Ernest Hemmingway and Chris Catchpole can teach us about writing

I love reading writing tips.

I got these yesterday.

Five smoking hot ones from Ernest Hemmingway, no less.

1. Use short sentences
2. Use short paragraphs
3. Use vigorous English
4. Be positive, not negative
5. Never have only five rules (apparently Hemmingway had another. He once said to F. Scott Fitzgerald 'I write one page of masterpiece to ninety one pages of shit. I try to put the shit in the bin.')

Just as exciting to read are these from Chris Catchpole, who likes to keep things fresh at his London agency Catchpole & Friends.

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