Sunday, February 8, 2009

Quote of The Week

I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen. -- Ernest Hemingway

I think many writers are often very good listeners. It can be a useful skill in character and plot development.

And it keeps one from saying something stupid.


Charles Gramlich said...

I wish I was a better listener. Dialogue is my weakness, I fear.

BernardL said...

Charles is right. Without listening, a writer's use of dialogue will suffer. I've been lucky. I work a day-job where I don't have any choice but to listen. :)

Travis Erwin said...

I could read Hemingway quotes all day.

Middle Ditch said...

And don't forget the eyes. They can also see a great deal that writers can use.

Virginia Lady said...

Thanks for commenting, everyone. This week had been rather hectic and I haven't had the time to devote to my blog as usual.

The good news is, my deadbeat tenants are gone and they didn't destroy the place. We're hoping to have it ready to rent by March.