Thursday, May 20, 2010

Write Truly

"A writer's problem does not change. He himself changes, and the world he lives in changes, but his problem remains the same. It is always how to write truly, and having found what is true, to project it in such a way that it becomes a part of the experience of the person who reads it."
Ernest Hemingway

1 comment:

  1. Hemingway is right. But he is also good to make an effort about seduction and realism writing an elegant, complicated sentence about it. A work which is obsessed by realism will not be realistic and realism doesn't necessarily matter, since the reader isn't a baby. Just pretend you are writing for Champollion who is busily waiting for your autistic symptoms of life. People usually do not understand the plot! They do not even try. There is a mystery about the experience of the audience in front of the author's intentions, and this mystery stays in the center of truth. Collodi wrote his Pinocchio as episodes for a journal and he himself didn't notice that sometimes he was writing things which would contradict what he wrote before. The result became the most read book all over the world (except books like the bible or the coran). I don't like Pinocchio, but I am realistic enough to realize that this is my problem and not Collodi's.