Blood Letting and Hemingway

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

An article, by Jack Smith at The Writer, asks:

“What is the best thing you can do to improve your writing? If you’re like most fiction writers, you must surely agree with Hemingway. Writing can be a real bloodletting at times.” as he offers five, must-know tips from savvy authors, to improve your fiction tenfold.

You can find the full article here:

Do you have great writing strategies?

What is the one tip you love to pass on, as your go-to solution?

What writing issue have you experienced that would you love to have a strategy for?


Having to earn money doing other things that aren’t writing.
(It’s been a bad Monday)


Habit. No matter what, habit will outperform inspiration, talent, skill, knowingness, luck, etc. An established habit will need to be groomed, but I think it is essential in achieving goals, and therefore to a measurable extent, success.

I am so sorry Monday has been difficult, but very happy to see you here.

Brilliant, and I’m glad you said it like that as opposed to “write everyday”… A cultured habit, is much more commanding. A powerful statement of strategy.