“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” —Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist There is a perilous power to proclamations that one should be wary of. When the proclamation is quoted, it takes on an air of authenticity. The reader often accepts the quote as wisdom,…
The assignment was at once simple and terrifying. Write a story. “What type of story?” the boy asked. “Any,” said the teacher. “What do I write about?” he pondered out loud. “Whatever you would like,” she responded. With that, the barriers to creativity were shattered.