Karl Oscar Weber

Sit at a typewriter and Bleed

Recently I wrote about writing two books. I must say that writing is hard. Merely putting my thoughts onto paper has proven difficult. Every sentence seems malformed and incomplete, each paragraph is an inconsistent mess. Complete thoughts seem to have taken the day off, leaving nothing but pointless, circular banter. Writing is difficult.

To keep going I've remembered the words of Ernest Hemingway:

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.

Hemingway is one of my favorite authors. His style is so simple and direct. I think that if He was a modern designer He would use flat icons and designs exclusively. He also said that the first draft of anything is crap.

So get the first draft out there. Write something and share it with someone, even if it's just your editor. The second draft will always be better.