Hemingway's Four Amazing Rules for Writing Posted on May 30, 2019May 30, 2019 by Hans Swaniawski by Hans Swaniawski Post navigation Poetry In Voice 2013 champion Khalil Mair recites at Griffin Poetry Prize awards ceremonyEducation in Finland 20 thoughts on “Hemingway's Four Amazing Rules for Writing” Hemingway's famous 1940 novel is, "For Whom the Bell Tolls." Please excuse the slip of the lip in this video. Reply I absolutely love Hemingway. But… Wilde's novel is brilliant, too. I think it is a bit short-sighted to call his style tedious. It just requires a different mind-set to appreciate it. Reply Get the title right. One bell. Ernest took the title from a John Donne quote: “…..any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. “ If memory serves, this quote is printed on the opening page, opposite the first page of the text. Reply How do you quantify the term short? Reply Thank you so much. I like your presentation. Reply I like all of Hemingway’s rules and advice for writing. But I do not like his books Reply I quite like the jazziness of prose and over all Transcendent language. My tip for writing if I may be so bold is life experiences, get out of the grid and routine. You won't regret that. Reply I went back a few months ago to reread one of Hemingway's novels. It's quite a thing to read an artist's work when you are young and to bring all that extra baggage back to their work over the years. The rhythms of the work felt awkward and it was hard for me to get into it. Is it possible for literary tastes to change so much over the years? I'm certainly more critical of what I read now, but Hemingway was one of the authors that got me interested in literature. Also the advice about an good opening paragraph is simply cliche. It's the easiest thing to tell a novice and it's a great way to make them crazy. Is this opening interesting enough? Has it been overdone? Is there a better way to tell it? Shouldn't someone die in the first paragraph? What about starting it with a mystery? Maybe it should be like a Michael Bay movie and have a slow motion explosion in the opening paragraph. Reply I wonder If Hemingway liked Proust and what he thought of his long sentences. Reply The trouble with reading Hemingway, is that you end up finding yourself writing too much like him. Reply Thanks for your helpful video! I'm embarking on my own writing project that seems a bit daunting with my very modest writing skills, and so these Hemmingway Rules can only help.:-) I also appreciate that you left distracting background music out which has resulted with me Subscribing! Again, thanks much! Reply Why'd u blur out the prize lol Reply Thank you. Reply I don't know how I stumbled upon this. I do know however that this was made with care and expertise in order to instruct and encourage writers everywhere. Thank you Reply I like how simple and concise this video was. No carrion no waste. Reply Excellent video. Worth watching. Reply A wonderful review of Hemingway's style. Thank you. Dale E. Manolakas, Legal Thriller writer Reply I wouldn't say The Picture of Dorian Gray had a 'tedious' writing style, though Wilde's writing was decadent and florid… Reply I'm an English Language and Literature student and I've just found your channel and I love it! Your speech is very clear and understandable! Reply Great tips! Hemingway was AWESOME! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.