Friday Fun-Day Quote on Writing: What’s a Little Blood

Welcome back to Friday Fun-Day! I’ve been under the weather this week so I haven’t been able to come up with anything elaborate for today. I have, however, tracked down a quote on writing that gives me a chuckle.

Before I give you the quote, I have to preface it with a warning: I’m not 100% sure who said it. Some people say it’s Ernest Hemingway, others say it’s Red Smith. So I’m going to include the link to the website from which I retrieved the quote and leave you to research the original speaker for yourself:

“There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.”

Such fine words to live by. What’s a little blood when creating a masterpiece which may not even pay the bills? After all, writers are a bunch of masochists.

On that cheery note, I wish you all a happy and productive weekend of writing. I’m hoping to be back to full power by Monday, so keep an eye out for my next post on writing as a migraine sufferer.

Also, if you learn for certain which writer penned this quote, please leave that information and your source in the comments. Thanks!


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