To write is to build..

Hemingway

Ernest and his cat

Hemingway said, “Prose is architecture, not interior decoration.”

So true. Writers build. They build texts from words. They build theories from facts and ideas, and build stories from themes and characters. And, as if designing a grand cathedral, a good writer must have a solid foundation of knowledge, imagination, and substance to aptly support their structure made of language – or else it is doomed to crumble away, right before the reader’s eyes.

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3 thoughts on “To write is to build..

  1. I love these lines: ‘Writers build. They build texts from words. They build theories from facts and ideas, and build stories from themes and characters.’
    I was wondering if I could include them in a book I’m working on where real people who write share about writing. It’s to inspire people to write. It’s very visual with pictures of writing spaces and tools. So far 100 people are part of it and I’d love to include you.
    Your name, age and location will be included and all credit goes to you.
    All good if you want to decline, just thought I’d check.
    Kind regards, JD

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