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Hemingway: Each book should be a new beginning

“For a true writer, each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed.”

~ Ernest Hemingway

“Write one true sentence”

“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”

Hemingway: I did not know how I would ever write anything as long as a novel

“Since I had started to break down all my writing and get rid of all facility and try to make instead of describe, writing had been wonderful to do. But it was very difficult, and I did not know how I would ever write anything as long as a novel. It often took me a full morning of work to write a paragraph.”

Hemingway on breaking down his writing

“Since I had started to break down all my writing and get rid of all facility and try to make instead of describe, writing had been wonderful to do.”