Hemingway’s Advice – Part Two
As promised, part two of Hemingway’s advice to those who wish to train themselves as writers.
It is all about interrupting others behavior – determining why they react a certain way to a certain situation without judging them for it. Ask yourself, “What are they thinking?” – “How are they feeling?” – “How do I feel about it?”
Get into someone else’s head for a change. If I bawl you out try to figure what I’m thinking about as well as how you feel about it. If Carlos curses Juan try to think what both their sides of it are. Don’t just think who is right. As a man things are as they should or shouldn’t be. As a man you know who is right and who is wrong. You have to make decisions and enforce them. As a writer you should not judge. You should understand.
Until Monday, WRITE ON!
~ K. L. Parry