This week we had to read Hemingway's A Movable Feast. The book is about his time writing in Paris. It's full of anecdotes (including chapters with F Scott Fitzgerald!) and writing advice. I love hearing about Hemingway's life, especially after I learned so much about him on my trip to Key West two years ago.
Hemingway talks about the process of sitting down and writing and sometimes not knowing how to start. I'm sure we have all had those days. Those moments of writer's block where we just can't get anything out. He shares an ingenious plan that makes perfect sense to me.
Hemingway writes, "I always worked until I had something done and I always stopped when I knew what was going to happen next. That way I could be sure of going on the next day."
Uhm...hello...best advice ever. Seriously. It makes perfect sense. Stop writing when you know what you're going to write next. I totally understand that and am going to make it a point to start practicing that habit.
What do you think? Would it work for you? Do you have any other good advice for those moments of writer's block?